FDA Alerts Public to Possible Mold in Comforts For Baby Purified Water

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According to a release, the mold found inside the water is identified as Talaromyces penicillium.

Kroger is recalling its Comforts For Baby brand purified water after the grocery chain discovered mold in the product.

The recall, announced Monday, affects gallon bottles with a sell-by date between 4/26/2018 and 10/10/2018.

The affected drinks are jugs with sell-by dates between April 26, 2018, and October 10, 2018, which are sold at various chains owned by the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores could also cause allergic reactions in people, including sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes, and a skin rash.

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The FDA is issuing this alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product and don't know about the recall.

If you've recently purchased pediatric bottled water from Kroger or one of its affiliates, you may want to check it. Kroger has issued a recall for the bottled water after customers complained about mold in the product, according to a US government recall notice.

In addition to Kroger's namesake stores, the bottled water was distributed at Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Owen's, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in multiple states.

"Drinking water or other products contaminated with Talaromyces penicillium may affect infants who have HIV or other conditions that cause immune compromise", said the FDA. For people with asthma who are allergic to mold, it could trigger an asthma attack. Contact your doctor if you think your baby may be affected.

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