FDA issues recall for brand of baby water for mold contamination

Kroger recalls bottled water for babies after mold found

The problem was discovered during routine testing which found the mold Talaromyces penicillium had contaminated the Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with fluoride.

The FDA says exposure can cause skin and respiratory irritations.

The FDA said the mold, idenfitied as Talaromyces penicillium, is not visible to the naked eye. The UPC number on the product is 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code is 51-4140.

Kroger is recalling a brand of water for infants after a mold discovery.

According to a release, the product was distributed to Kroger stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Officials said the recall concerns the 1 gallon (3.78 liters) product with sell-by dates from April 26, 2018 to October 10, 2018. The labels also state DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202.

However, people who are allergic to the mold and also asthmatic may suffer asthma attacks.

Anyone who purchased Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with fluoride affected by the recall should discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

These products are sold exclusively by Kroger and affiliated stores, which have been instructed by Kroger Company to remove the products from shelves.

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