Gerber Recall

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Gerber Products Co. has issued a recall on all packages of its organic rice and organic oatmeal cereals.

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The company said a “limited quantity” of the cereals could contain lumps that do not dissolve in water or milk which can pose a choking hazard. Gerber reports that they have received complaints of choking, but contends that there have not been any fatalities. All codes of the two products, sold in 8-ounce boxes, are being recalled. The organic rice cereal UPC code is 15000 12504 and the organic oatmeal cereal UPC code is 15000 12502. Retail outlets selling the products should remove them from store shelves, and parents with the products at home should contact the Gerber parents resource center at 1-800-443-7237 or 231-928-3000 for a full refund. Gerber dominates the U.S. baby-food market, with the company holding a 79 percent share, according to Morgan Stanley.

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