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Beech-Nut recalling some baby food over fear of glass pieces

Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling about 1,920 pounds of baby food after an infant was hurt by a small piece of glass inside one of the jars.

The move involves 4-ounce jars of sweet potato and chicken sold under the name Stage 2 Beech-Nut Classics. The company was alerted by a mother who called its help line, spokeswoman Kirsten Whipple said.

On Wednesday, HJ Heinz Co. said it was calling back a variety of chicken-and-broth jars in Canada because a small number of safety caps had been dented or popped. If the seal breaks, the food could get spoiled, Heinz said.

Kraft Foods Group, which has agreed to a merger with Heinz, had its own manufacturing flub last month. Kraft recalled 6.5 million boxes of its hallmark Macaroni and Cheese after customers found metal pieces in boxes.

In Beech-Nut's case, there was only one report of anyone being hurt from the affected product, which was produced on Dec. 12. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall earlier this week.

Beech-Nut, based in Amsterdam, New York, said parents should consult a doctor if they think their baby has eaten one of the affected products. The jars are marked "DEC 2016" and have the product numbers "12395750815" through "12395750821." -- Bloomberg News


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