Wednesday 29 March 2017

Safety concern prompts Liga baby biscuit recall

Colin Gleeson

A BRAND of baby food has been recalled from the market for safety reasons.

Liga Original, which is produced by the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, has been withdrawn so the distributors can "clarify feeding instructions".

The food is meant as a biscuit-based energy snack for babies. But the company yesterday issued an alert saying the instructions for feeding to babies aged six to nine months needed to be clarified.

"As a precautionary measure, Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, the distributor of Liga in Ireland, is recalling Liga Original to change the feeding instructions on the pack to make them clearer when feeding babies aged six to nine months," the company said.

"For babies aged six to nine months, the product is only suitable if first mixed with liquid such as milk or fruit juice.

"The product should not be fed as a dry biscuit because it can take longer to soften in the mouth and the possibility of discomfort or choking cannot be completely excluded.

"This is part of a European initiative by Kraft, manufacturers of Liga. The product is safe to feed to babies aged over nine months either as a dry biscuit or mixed with a liquid."

There are no risks for babies who have already consumed the product and no other Liga products are affected.

"We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused but believe this is the safest course of action, however slight the risk might be," added the company.

Anybody with a concern about the product has been encouraged to call 1800 511 111 during working hours.

Anyone who has bought the product can return it with their name and address for a refund. The address is Freepost, Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Irish Independent

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