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"Comforts for Baby" purified water recalled due to mold concerns

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Purified water used for baby formula is being recalled after Kroger received complaints about mold.

The Food and Drug Administration said the recall involves Comforts for Baby purified water with Fluoride. While the water is sold in clear containers, the mold may not be visible to the naked eye.

The FDA said exposure to the mold may cause allergic reactions in some people. These reactions include hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are also allergic to mold. Molds can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, even in people who aren’t allergic to them.  

The products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products.

The recalled products are labeled with the UPC Code 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code 51-4140. The labels also state DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202. They have a sell-by dates from 4/26/2018 – 10/10/2018.

Anyone with the recalled water should return it to the store for a refund.

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