Applesauce pouches being recalled
Specific packages of GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches are being recalled due to potential contamination from food product residue, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
Materne North America Corp. announced the voluntarily recall Monday. Food product residue was noted during a routine inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The residue revealed its presence in two product pumps at Materne's Traverse City, Michigan production facility. It is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product.
Recalled pouches have a Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 and a five-digit production code beginning “US” followed by 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08, which consumers can identify on the back of the pouch or on the bottom of the box, and “Product of USA” displayed under the Nutrition Facts Panel on the box. Any products labeled as organic are not impacted by the recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, according to the FDA report.
Consumers who purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 should contact GoGo squeeZ® at 1-844-275-5841 or visit their website at www.gogosqueez.com to request a replacement voucher.
Production of the product mentioned above has been suspended while MNA and MDARD officials continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. This does not include organic products.