Walmart recalled baby food products from its stores after federal health officials revealed high levels of arsenic during a series of tests, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted on its website.
Maple Island Inc. issued a voluntary recall of three batches of its Parent’s Choice Rice Baby cereal that manufactures for Walmart. The recall is the result of a routine FDA sampling program, which found that a sample from three production lots of Parent’s Choice rice baby cereal, contained levels above what the guideline for natural inorganic arsenic allows.
This product was distributed nationally through Walmart stores and in its online sales. Walmart was informed and removed the product from the shelves of its physical and online stores to prevent further sales.
The Specific 8 oz batches of Parent’s Choice Baby Rice Cereal Recalled of the market were sold after April 5, 2021 and include:
– Lot 21083 with UPC code # 00681131082907, with an expiration date of June 24, 2022.
– Lot 21084 with UPC code # 00681131082907, with an expiration date of June 25, 2022.
– Lot 21242 with UPC code # 00681131082907, with an expiration date of November 30, 2022.
The date and product number can be found on the back of the Parent’s Choice Baby Rice Cereal package in the lower left corner.
The recommendation for customers who purchased such products is to dispose of them or return them to Walmart for a full refund.
Customers who require additional information can call Maple Island Inc., Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (Central Time), at 1-800-369-1022 or contact the company by email at info @ maple-island.com.
So far no illnesses related to product batches and any other production batches or Parent’s Choice products have been reported.
Maple Island Inc. conducted tests on both the raw material and the products involved And while the test results met FDA guidelines, Maple Island Inc. is recalling as a precaution.
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