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Liga baby biscuits recalled over safety concern

WELL-known baby food Liga is being urgently recalled from the Irish market over choking concerns.

Liga Original, produced by the Jacob Fruitfield Food Group, has been withdrawn so feeding instructions for the product can be "clarified".

The company said it was recalling all Liga Original from the Irish market as the biscuits have been found to take too long to soften in the mouth.

The alert stated the instructions for feeding to babies aged six to nine months needed to be explained.

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

"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."

Babies who have already consumed the product are not at risk 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.



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Parents with concerns about Liga can 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.

The Liga range has been used by parents in Ireland for more than 50 years.

The products are given as a snack or as a diet supplement.

There have been similar recalls in a number of European countries, including Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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