Recall after mold found in bottled baby water sold at Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mold found in bottled water for babies sold at Krogers has prompted a major recall by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall affects gallon bottles of Kroger’s Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added with sell-by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018.

Kroger tested the water and found Talaromyces penicillium.

“The mold may not be visible with the naked eye,” according to the consumer alert.

The allergic reactions to the mold or mold spores are generally hayfever-like, the FDA said, with symptoms including sneezing, red eyes and skin rashes. Even those who aren’t allergic might get symptoms such as eye, skin and throat irritation.

However, people who are allergic to the mold and also asthmatic may suffer asthma attacks. And infants with HIV or other immune system deficiencies could become infected, leading to “serious health consequences,” the FDA warned.

Kroger says it has removed all the bottles under the recall from its shelves.

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