81i7kaQYe7L._SL1500___1384275412_97.68.22.75Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling some of their pouch products. If you are anything like me and have an infant who loves these – your cupboards are probably full of them.

The company found a manufacturer’s defect in the pouches of the Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines that may cause the food to spoil. If you have any of these pouches and have noticed swelling, you can return the product for a refund. If you haven’t noticed swelling but have purchased products with certain “use by” dates – you can also return them.

Recalled products can be identified by the “Best By” dates
ranging from 08/05/14 (August, 5 2014) to 12/08/14 (December 8, 2014) and the letters “AT.”

Parents should not feed any of these products to their children. Consumers who have purchased
affected products should contact the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774 or send an
email to info@plumorganics.com to request a product replacement voucher.

 

Since we’re on the topic of food pouches, I’m going to share some relevant information with you. I used to purchase these things by the case when my son was an infant. It was an easy way to get him to consume fruits and veggies, because they make combos that he loved. He preferred the Happy Baby brand.

When I lived in the city, these pouches were ridiculously expensive. They could cost upwards of two dollars a pouch in my neighborhood. Then I discovered something called “Subscribe and Save” on Amazon. If you sign up for deliveries, the price dips considerably. For example, you can buy a pack of 16 on Amazon for $19.84. If you sign up for the cases to be delivered (at whatever frequency you want) the price drops to $15.87 for a case of 16. It’s a great deal, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. I don’t work for Amazon, I swear.

One more thing – since these things are so popular – I had a company send me a few samples of reusable pouches that you can fill yourself. Much better for the environment, obviously. I haven’t tried them because my infant isn’t on solids yet – so I can’t report on whether they are any good or not. The convenience factor obviously disappears here.

(photo: Amazon)