Kroger recalls water for babies due to mold

According to a news release on the Food and Drug Administration website, the recall is for 1-gallon bottles of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water With Fluoride Added with sell-by dates from April 26, 2018, to October 10, 2018. The product was sold in North Carolina stores. The product has sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018.

Kroger tested the product after receiving complaints and found the mold Talaromyces penicillium.

The water is sold in clear gallon containers, but the mold may not be visible to the naked eye.

There's a warning for parents who shop at Kroger.

Kroger (kr) disputed the severity of the problem, but nevertheless told staff in its stores to take the affected bottles off the shelves. The labels also states DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202. Allergic reactions can happen immediately after touching or inhaling the fungus or later.

FDA warned that babies may suffer allergic reactions - skin rash, runny nose, sneezing - if they drink the water. Molds can cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.

What Do Consumers Need To Do? "Customers who see discoloration in the product are welcome to return it to our stores for a refund". These individuals may become infected and this may lead to serious health consequences.

Vanessa Coleman