These Jelly Jars Were Just Recalled for Choking Hazard
The FDA announced the recalls of bags of small jelly cups produced by Commercial Mexicana International Inc., because they may pose a choking hazard in children.
The cups were sold at retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. A routine inspection by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed they contain seaweed extract, or carrageenan. So far, no choking incidents have been reported.
Orange, pineapple, strawberry, and more flavors are included in the recall. Each individual jelly cup has a warning label that reads, "Fruit jellies are potential choking hazard. Not suitable for children under 36 months." (For more on eating safer, here are 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.)
The Tropique Assorted Fruit Jelly bag included in the recall comes in a green plastic bag with a fruit design on the front. Each bag has nine individual plastic jelly cups inside. The a UPC code on the products is "732068496333," and there is a best by date of Sept. 17, 2021.
Recalled Tropique Jelly Animal 26-ounce jars contain 22 individual plastic jelly cups each. They come in bear, cat, duck, owl, panda, pig, and tiger shapes. You can find all the codes and best by dates associated with the Commercial Mexicana International Inc. recall here.
If you purchased one of the recalled products, don't eat the food yourself or feed it to your kids, according to the FDA. Return the products to the grocery store of purchase. Otherwise, throw them away in a sealed package in a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid.