Kroger Company has recalled Comforts For Baby Purified Water with Fluoride with sell by dates from 4/26/2018-10/10/2018 after receiving complaints of mold in the product. The water was sold in 14 states at Kroger stores and other supermarkets, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Owen's and Payless Super Market. However, The Kroger Company has done testing and identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium.
Affected products were sold in one-gallon containers and have an expiration date between April 26, 2018, and October 10, 2018, FDA said.
There's a warning for parents who shop at Kroger.
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Kroger has pulled the product from its shelves. The bottles are labeled with UPC code 0 41260 37597 2, plant code 51-4140 and the text "DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202".
If you have purchased this product, throw it away immediately in a sealed container. What's the problem? A type of mold that could cause serious allergic reactions. Contact with mold spores may cause allergic reactions for some, and "drinking water or other products contaminated with Talaromyces penicillium may affect infants who have HIV or other conditions that cause immune compromise", reads the recall issued by the FDA.
However, people who are allergic to the mold and also asthmatic may suffer asthma attacks.