The very popular baby food brand GoGo SqueeZ is voluntarily recalling certain applesauce pouches due to concerns over their quality. Michael Laroche, the founder and CEO of the babyhood company, announced on their Facebook page:
“I deeply regret that I must let you know we are voluntarily recalling specific applesauce pouches that may not meet our quality standards. We found food product residue in two product pumps in one of our factories during an inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). No illnesses connected to this issue have been reported. While it is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product, we test our applesauce extensively, and at this time, we have not seen evidence of this in our pouches. At GoGo squeeZ®, our team takes food safety matters very seriously, so in an abundance of caution, we are recalling products. We are so sorry that this happened.”
It should also be noted that the following was stated as a comment on their page:
“Many of us are parents here, so I understand and appreciate your concern. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. We encourage you to contact your health care provider if you are concerned. We have not found evidence of food product residue in pouches. As a precautionary step, we are voluntarily recalling specific pouches.”
Consumers who have purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Dates between 12/4/15 and 3/4/17 can contact them at 1-844-275-5841 or visit www.gogosqueez.com to request a replacement voucher. For instructions on how to identify affected products, please see below.