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Recall of Gerber ORGANIC Rice and Gerber ORGANIC Oatmeal 8oz Cereals Due to Potential Choking Hazard
Release Date: July 17, 2007

NJLINCS Health Alert Network
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Distributed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Subject: Recall of Gerber ORGANIC RiceT and Gerber ORGANIC OatmealT 8 Ounce Cereals Due to a Potential Choking Hazard
Date: 7/16/2007; 14:47:51
Message #: 100552-7-16-2007-PHIN
Contact Inf   Alan L. Talarsky, NJDHSS/CEHS/Food and Drug Safety Program
Phone: 609-588-3123; Email: at2@njlincs.net
Attachments: Gerber_Organic_Oatmeal.jpg; Gerber_Organic_Rice.jpg

Please review the following message from Alan Talarsky, Environmental Scientist 1, Fo od and Drug Safety Program, DHSS regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Class 1 Recall of all packages of Gerber ORGANIC Rice and ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereals due to a potential choking risk. A limited quantity of product may contain lumps of cereal, which do not dissolve in water or milk and pose a potential choking hazard. Gerber has received choking complaints, but no reports of injury.

The product has been distributed in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. If a con sumer has Gerber ORGANIC Rice or Gerber ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereal, they should not use the product and call the Gerber Parents Resource Center 1-800-443-7237 or 1-231-928-3000 to return the product and receive a full refund.

Gerber ORGANIC Rice and ORGANIC Oatmeal Cereals are sold in 8 ounce boxes and all codes are being recalled. Gerber ORGANIC Rice UPC Code is 15000 12504. Gerber ORGANIC Oatmeal UPC Code is 15000 12502. These numbers can be found on the bottom right side of the box. Phot os of these recalled products are attached above.

No action is required of local health departments at this time for this recall. If any requests for assistance are received from the FDA, the Food and Drug Safety Program will contact you. For additional information regarding these recalls, please click on the weblink below.

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For all FDA-issued food recalls - http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html






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