UPDATED: More PC Organics baby foods recalled


Published on February 9, 2017

Some PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food has been recalled due to the potential for dangerous bacteria.

©Photo from healthycanadians.gc.ca

A recall issued Feb. 3 on a PC Organics brand baby food has been expanded.

,Loblaw Companies Ltd. originally recalled a shorter list of products based on a consumer complaint,  but after a Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigation, there are now more than 30 baby foods on the recall list because of possible bacterial contamination.

"Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling PC Organics brand baby food pouches from the marketplace because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum," the recall says. "A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which under certain circumstances could support the growth of Clostridium Botulinum and pose a health risk to consumers."

FULL LIST: Recall of PC Organics baby food
Products were sold in Atlantic Canada at Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Cash&Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart and affiliated independent stores up to Feb. 8.

“Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” the recall advisory on healthycanadians.gc.ca reads. “Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.”

No illness has been reported in association with this product. Anyone who suspects illness caused by the recalled product should call their doctor.

Consumers with a recalled product are advised to throw it out or return it to the store it where it was purchased.