**Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers late Friday not to use certain jars of Earth’s Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
The manufacturer, Hain Celestial Group of Melville, N.Y., initiated a recall on Feb. 9 of 4,072 cases of individual jars and 38,298 variety packs, the FDA said in a prepared statement. Production and distribution of the baby food has been suspended while the FDA and the company work to determine the source of the problem.
The food, part of the firm’s “2nd Vegetables, Fruits and Blends” line intended for babies 6 months and older, was distributed through retail stores and sold through the Earth’s Best Website, the FDA said
The agency urged consumers to throw away any jars they might have.