Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food After Glass Found in Jar

Beech-Nut today has issued a voluntary recall of its Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken in 4oz glass jars. The recall follows a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product.

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AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (PRNewswire) -- Beech-Nut today has issued a voluntary recall of its Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken in 4oz glass jars.

The affected product expires in "DEC 2016" and includes product numbers "12395750815" through "12395750821" on the cap. The recalled product bears the establishment number "P-68A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The batch was produced in a single day during a six-minute timeframe.

The recall follows a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product.

Consumers who may have purchased this recalled Beech-Nut item should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Or, consumers can contact Beech-Nut Consumer Relations at (866) 674-4446 with questions and for a full refund.

"We have no indication that any other jar of our Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken is affected, but as a company of parents and families we are acting with an abundance of caution," said Jeff Boutelle, president of Beech-Nut. "The quality and safety of our products is our number one priority. We know that our high quality expectations were not met in this situation, and we apologize to our loyal consumers."

No other production dates, jars or varieties of Beech-Nut products are affected by this recall.

About Beech-Nut 
Producing baby food since 1931, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company has been built on a history of innovation and dedication to infant nutrition. Headquartered inAmsterdam, New York, Beech-Nut is the number two leading baby food brand in the United States and is committed to deliver nutritious food for parents and babies. The company recently earned 2015 Product of the Year in the baby food category. As a subsidiary of Hero AG of Lenzburg, Switzerland, a global leader in consumer goods and infant feeding, Beech-Nut is able to combine global resources to continuously improve food and nutrition for infants.

About Hero AG 
Hero, an international brand-focused consumer-foods group, was founded in 1886 in Lenzburg, Switzerland, and is committed to producing high-quality, nutritious products in its core product categories of Infant Nutrition and Fruit. Hero's operations are based predominantly in Europe, North America andMiddle East/Africa and Turkey/Central Asia. In 2009, the group generated revenues of 1.9 billion with over 4,000 employees. Dr. Arend Oetker is the majority shareholder.

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