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HEADS UP: A popular Australian baby food has been recalled over safety fears.

A popular baby food was pulled from supermarket shelves on Tuesday.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued a recall of Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal 80g, after the popular product was incorrectly packed with Garden Organic Banana Porridge.

The product was sold in Coles, Big W and some pharmacies across Australia. It has a best before date of May 17, 2019.

In a statement, Rafferty’s said food safety is its “highest priority”.

We have issued a recall on Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal 80g with best before 17 May 2019. The recalled products have been available for sale in Coles, Big W and some pharmacies throughout Australia. Unfortunately, Rafferty’s Garden Organic Banana Porridge was incorrectly packed into Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal packaging. Food safety and the safety of our consumers is our highest priority. Although we are confident in our rigorous quality systems and the risk of reaction is low we recognise that to some of our little foodies, accidental consumption of oat gluten or banana could cause a reaction if the product is consumed. As such as a precaution we have initiated a recall of the affected batch. No other Rafferty’s Garden product or batch is affected by this recall. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, if you are in possession of an impacted product with date code 17 May 2019 please return it to the place of purchase for a full cash refund. For further information contact Rafferty’s Garden Consumer Services on 1800-190-661 or email us [email protected] or visit our website www.raffertysgarden.com. See www.foodstandards.gov.au/recalls for Australian food recall information

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“Unfortunately, Rafferty’s Garden Organic Banana Porridge was incorrectly packed into Rafferty’s Garden Organic Baby Rice Cereal packaging,” the company explained on Instagram.

“Food safety and the safety of our consumers is our highest priority. Although we are confident in our rigorous quality systems and the risk of reaction is low we recognise that to some of our little foodies, accidental consumption of oat gluten or banana could cause a reaction if the product is consumed. As such as a precaution we have initiated a recall of the affected batch.”

The company explained that no other Rafferty’s Garden product has been affected by the recall.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, if you are in possession of an impacted product with date code 17 May 2019 please return it to the place of purchase for a full cash refund.”

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