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Ella’s Kitchen withdraws some baby food

Ella’s Kitchen has withdrawn certain batches and date codes of its baby food because of possible microbial spoilage inside the straw of the packets. The microorganisms that have been identified are harmless.

The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Product details:

The affected products are:

  • Ella’s Kitchen Stage 1 Carrots, Apples and Parsnips (batch code: CAP)
  • Ella’s Kitchen Stage 1 Strawberries and Apples (batch code: SA)
  • Ella’s Kitchen Stage 1 Apples and Bananas (batch code: AB)
  • The Yellow One Smoothie Fruit (batch code: YO)


Pack size: Stage 1 products: 120g; Smoothie Fruit: 90g

Best before: April 2011, May 2011, June 2011 and July 2011

Ella’s Kitchen has withdrawn the affected products from shops and made their customers aware of the withdrawal via their website (see the link below), Facebook and Twitter pages, and through an e-newsletter to their consumer mailing list.

Customers who have bought the affected products can contact Ella’s Kitchen customer care on 0845 2625221 for a full refund.

No other Ella’s Kitchen products are known to be affected.

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