Kroger recalls bottled water for babies after mold found

FDA Issues Recall for Moldy Kroger Baby Water Bottles That Could Cause Asthma Attacks

FDA Issues Recall for Moldy Kroger Baby Water Bottles That Could Cause Asthma Attacks

The grocery chain tested the water, which is sold in gallon jugs, after receiving complaints about mold.

The Kroger Company has recalled six months' worth of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added after discovering mold in the product.

Anyone who purchased the product can return it to the store for a refund. The recalled items have an expiration date between April 26, 2018 and October 10, 2018, the FDA announced. The recall affects products sold in Kroger stores across 14 states.

According to the FDA, the mold-Talaromyces penicillium-is not visible to the naked eye, so even though the bottles for the baby water are clear, that's not going to help you see if they're affected.

A brand of water meant for babies has been recalled, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling consumers to bring the product back to stores. The affected bottles have sell-by dates of 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018 and UPC code 0 41260 37597 2. The labels also state "DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202", according to the FDA. Those retailers with locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have been ordered to recall the infant water. What's the problem? A type of mold that could cause serious allergic reactions. "Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are also allergic to mold".

The allergic reactions to the mold or mold spores are generally hayfever-like, the agency said, with symptoms including sneezing, red eyes and skin rashes.

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