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Gerber Recall: Good Start Gentle Infant Formula Recalled By FDA For Bad Odor

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/13/2012 12:50 pm Updated: 03/14/2012 12:40 pm

Gerber Recall

Gerber Products Company announced that it is recalling a batch of Good Start Gentle Powdered Infant Formula because of foul odor complaints.

The FDA said in a statement: "The product poses no health or safety risk. However, this product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported."

Consumers who purchased the infant formula from batch GXP1684 (this photo illustrates where to find the code) can contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-487-7763 for a replacement. Gerber is also actively trying to remove the rest of the batch from shelves that have not yet been sold.

The FDA clarified that no other Gerber products are involved in the recall.

This recall comes after another recent formula scare. Walmart pulled Enfamil from their shelves in December 2011 after an infant who was given the formula became ill and died, but further investigation determined there was no link between Enfamil and the death. Thankfully, no sickness or fatalities have been reported with the Gerber recall as of yet.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that Enfamil was recalled in December. It was not recalled, only pulled from shelves.

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