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Do you buy Holle or Lebenswert baby food? It could make your child sick

Some Holle and Lebendswert branded baby foods have been recalled because of ‘undesirable plant constitutents’.
Dec 12th 2014, 1:44 PM 12,934 13

IF YOU BUY Holle branded or Lebenswert branded baby food, be warned that some of their products are being recalled as they could make your child sick.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said today that Holle Baby Food GmbH Serviceburo is recalling all batches of specific Holle branded and Lebenswert branded baby foods.

This is due to the presence of atropine and scopolamine, which the FSAI terms “undesirable plant constituents”.

There’s more information on this at the Holle website:

If you do have the affected baby foods, you’re being warned not to feed them to infants or children.

If they are consumed, the short-term adverse effects could include:

dilated pupils, change of heart rate, dryness of the mouth, constipation, urinary retention, and flushed skin.

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However, the chemicals will be excreted from the body and “therefore there are no long term health effects”, said the FSAI. If consumers are concerned they should consider seeking medical advice.

All batches of the following products are being recalled:

  • Holle Organic Millet Porridge Apple-Pear (pack size: 250g)
  • Holle Organic Millet Porridge with Rice (pack size: 250g)
  • Holle Organic Milk Porridge Millet (pack size: 250g)
  • Holle Organic Holle Organic 3-Grain Porridge (pack size: 250g)
  • Millet and Rice Whole Wheat Porridge (Lebenswert bio Hirse & Reis Vollkornbrei)

If you have more queries, the FSAI operates an advice line on 1890 33 66 77 from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

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