Beech-Nut Stage 1 Rice Baby Cereal Recall [US]


Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, an Amsterdam, New York establishment, recalls one batch/lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1 Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal from the American marketplace due to reported higher levels of Arsenic contamination than legally allowed under US regulation and consequential risks of poisoning, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards. Beech-Nut has also decided to exit the market for Beech-Nut branded Single Grain Rice Cereal.

FDA: http://ht.ly/vvdx30rKqF9

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/beech-nut-nutrition-company-issues-voluntary-recall-one-lot-beech-nut-single-grain-rice-cereal-and

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Baby Food products are subject to this recall:

  • Beech-Nut Stage 1 Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal, packaged in eight (8)-ounce white plastic canisters with a green top and an expiration date code of 01MAY202, product codes of 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX with a UPC of 52200034705.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Beech-Nut Baby Food products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Beech-Nut Stage 1 Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal products are thought to have been marketed, distributed and sold in all US states although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated as a result of routine sampling by the State of Alaska that found that samples from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring Inorganic Arsenic set by the FDA in August 2020, though the rice flour used had been tested and confirmed as being below the FDA guidance level for Inorganic Arsenic. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Baby Food products identified above.

In addition to issuing this recall, Beech-Nut has also decided to exit the market for Beech-Nut branded Single Grain Rice Cereal. The company is reportedly concerned about the ability to consistently obtain rice flour well-below the FDA guidance level and Beech-Nut specifications for naturally occurring Inorganic Arsenic.

==> For information about Arsenic, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Baby Food products to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat Inorganic Arsenic poisoning.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Beech-Nut Nutrition Company toll-free at 1-866-272-9417 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or on the Web at http://www.beechnut.com/ricecereal.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Baby Food, please search for “baby food” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Ingestion hazards, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Inorganic Arsenic contamination, please search for “arsenic” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Poisoning hazards, please search for “poisoning” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, please search for “Beech-Nut” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 14549-2021
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