Three kinds of baby food with potential risk of choking

Issue Date 10.9.2014
Source of Information

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States

Food Product

Rice Milk Snacks

Product Name and Description

Product name: Plum Organics Little Cremes
1) Super Greens (kale, apple & sweet potato)
2) Super Purples (acai, blackberry & purple carrot)
3) Super Reds (pomegranate, beet & berry)
Net weight: 28 grams per pack
Best before: August 5, 2014 to August 12, 2015

Reason For Issuing Alert

The U.S.FDA has issued a notification concerning a recall of the above products initiated by the Plum Organics after it received complaints from consumers, including reports of injuries caused by choking, after consuming the above mentioned products.

The affected products are in bite-sized snack pieces which are claimed to be able to soften in mouth in a short while and fit for infants’ and young children’s consumption. However, the products of the affected batches failed to soften in time in a child’s mouth and created a potential choking hazard and thus need to be recalled.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) will alert the trade about the incident and appeal to them to stop selling the products of the affected batches.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the products of the affected batches.

Advice to Consumers

Not to feed the products concerned to infants or young children who are not ready for solid foods.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department