GoGo squeeZ, a popular applesauce maker, has recalled products after a production malfunction yielded moldy applesauce.
From a statement on its website:
‘We identified an issue in our recent production that led to the development of some common mold (like what can form on fruit) in a small number of pouches. An independent lab tested the mold, and an expert microbiologist determined that it poses no known health risk,’ founder and CEO Michel Larroche wrote on the company’s site.
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‘However, we know mold is gross and unpleasant to look at or taste, and this is simply not the kind of experience we want you to have,’ the statement says.
There’s no word on the number of pouches that were affected, but consumers are advised to check “Best Before Dates” on individual pouches and cartons of pouches of applesauce. Look for those products produced in the U.S. with dates between 6/30/2016 and 7/26/2016.
‘As a result of this action, during the coming weeks, it may be a bit more difficult to find GoGo squeeZ products on your store shelves as we work to get back in stock the high quality products you know and deserve,’ Larroche said.
Some consumers have suggested the company start selling transparent pouches.
Consumers can find out if they’ve bought an affected pouch with these instructions, which also direct parents to a product replacement voucher.
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