Consumer Alert: Nearly 28 Tons of Toddler Food Recalled Across the US

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Overhill Farms is recalling more than 54,000 pounds of its chicken bite products after discovering they might be contaminated with substances, particularly bone.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a statement on Saturday outlining the products affected from the Vernon, California-based company.

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As per the statement, the products affected are of the Yummy Spoonfuls brand, organic baby food made from scratch with farm fresh ingredients then frozen to lock in nutrients and flavors.

The bites were made between Aug. 30, 2016 to April 25, 2017. For parents concerned about which boxes were pulled from store shelves, the following have been recalled:

  • 3-oz. boxes containing “yummy spoonfuls chicken carrot bites,” with “Best Before” dates of 02/01/18, 02/09/18 and 4/26/2018
  • 3-oz. boxes containing “yummy spoonfuls chicken sweet potato bites,” with “Best Before” dates of 02/01/18 and 02/09/18
  • 3-oz. boxes containing “yummy spoonfuls chicken broccoli bites,” with “Best Before” dates of 08/30/17, 02/20/18 and 4/10/18
  • 30-lb. bulk cases containing Overhill Farms brand “FULLY COOKED ORGANIC CHICKEN BROCCOLI BITES CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE PATTY,” with case code 320422 and packaging date 08/30/16
  • 30-lb. bulk cases containing Overhill Farms brand “FULLY COOKED ORGANIC CHICKEN CARROT BITES CHICKEN PATTIES WITH CARROTS AND CAULIFLOWER,” with case code 320460 and packaging date 02/09/17
  • 30-lb. bulk cases containing Overhill Farms brand “FULLY COOKED ORGANIC CHICKEN SWEET POTATO BITES CHICKEN PATTIES WITH SWEET POTATOES, QUINOA & PEAS,” with case code 320430 and packaging dates 02/09/17 and 04/25/17

CEO of Yummy Spoonfuls, Alastair Dorward said in a statement to parenting website, Romper, that while the risk is low, they are considering this to be an important issue.

“The health and wellness of our children and customers is paramount, so we have proactively withdrawn the affected chicken bites from store shelves, and have voluntarily issued a recall in collaboration with USDA,” he said.

The affected items have establishment numbers “P2824,” “P6009” or “P44058” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide and sold at their parent company, Target.

Though there are have been no illnesses or injuries have been reported, customers who have purchased the items are advised to throw them away or return them to their place of purchase.

The company is co-founded by the wife of Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves.


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Tania Hussain |

Tania Hussain is a native of Toronto and a Hoosier at heart, studying journalism at Ball State University in Indiana. She has a mad love for fine cheese, film, music, and meeting people upon her many travels. When Tania’s not writing at Womanista, she can be found going for long nature runs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, photographing sights and food, or writing for her online magazine, The Hudsucker. She is also a member of the Indy-based, Society of Professional Journalists—one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists.