"Dear Gerber Consumer,
Gerber Products Company is aware of the recent investigation into a tampering incident which occurred in May and June in one store in Irvine, California. We have been working with local and federal law enforcement authorities and we are taking this issue very seriously as the health and well being of babies is our top priority.
We have been informed by the authorities that Gerber was not a target and that the tampering occurred post-production. We have also been told that this isolated case is connected to one product, Banana Yogurt Dessert, in one store in Irvine, California. The product in question was removed from the shelves at the time of the incident. As an additional precaution, Gerber is immediately removing all of the identified product, Banana Yogurt Dessert, from all stores in Southern California.
Gerber would like to provide the following important safety information to consumers:
As with all jarred foods, always make sure the safety button in the middle of the lid is in a downward position. Also, listen for the pop.
Always empty jars into a dish before feeding.
Gerber has a longstanding commitment to product safety and we will be doing everything possible to ensure the continued safety of our products. We encourage consumers with any specific inquiries to call Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-4-GERBER or visit www.gerber.com anytime there is a question, day or night."