Kroger recalls purified drinking water for infants because of mold

Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 22:44:28-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kroger is recalling purified water sold at dozens of its stores across the country.

The recall was issued on Monday for parents and caregivers who may have purchased one-gallon jugs of "Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water" for infants. 

The water is sold in clear containers, but the mold may not be visible to the naked eye. 

According to the FDA issued consumer alert, testing by the chain found the mold Talaromyces penicillium which could affect infants who have any condition that causes their immune system to be compromised. 

According to the FDA, touching the mold or mold spores may cause an allergic reaction in some people.

The products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  

The recalled products have a UPC of 0 41260 37597 2 and sell-by dates from 4/26/2018 – 10/10/2018.

Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added
1 GAL (3.78 L) 
UPC Code: 0 41260 37597 2
Plant Code: 514140 

If you have purchased this water return it to the store for a refund.