Canada-based GreenSpace Brands has made a voluntary recall of seven Savory Organic baby food pouches under the Love Child Brand.
The recall follows testing of products conducted by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which showed the presence of minute holes in a limited number of Love Child ‘savory’ pouches, as well as those pouches of a competitor.
GreenSpace said in a statement: “It was determined that in the limited situation where packaging damage is present, a risk of early spoilage or mold forming in the pouch existed.”
The voluntary recall, which is intended to ensure that no babies were affected by the packaging fault, was issued regardless of when it was manufactured and whether defects were visually present.
GreenSpace Brands CEO Matthew von Teichman said: “When the CFIA informed us of the results of their testing on the pouches, we immediately put into effect our recall protocol and withdrew the products from the market.”
“The health risks associated with the packaging defect are not due to the presence of serious pathogens, but rather the possibility of early spoilage and potentially mold forming which in a small subset of cases, could cause vomiting and diarrhea.
“We are not willing to have inferior product in the market, regardless of the severity of the associated issue, and took the action to recall all products that could be affected.”
GreenSpace said that the affected products represent 7 of the 22 pouches produced under the Love Child brand, and has less than 2% of the overall sales.
The costs associated with the recall is planned to be absorbed by the contract manufacturer and/or recall insurance.
GreenSpace is engaged in developing, marketing and selling premium natural food products to consumers in Canada and the US.