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Gerber Products Company has issued a recall of organic baby food pouches. These products could be spoiled due to a packaging defect.

The following Gerber Organic 2nd Food pouches are affected:

Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch (UPC 15000074319 with best by dates/batch codes of 12JUL2016 51945335XX and 13JUL 2016 51955335XX) and

Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch (UPC 15000074395 with best by dates/batch codes of 13JUL2016 51955335XX and 14JUL2016 51965335XX).

Contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center for replacement coupon at 800-706-0556 or visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm492260.htm

 Vaccines     

There have been many outbreaks recently, in many areas, of vaccine preventable communicable diseases. Most people know about the Measles outbreak that started at Disneyland last year, but there have been others, perhaps not as widely publicized, such as Pertusses (whooping cough). In addition there has been a marked increase in “isolated” or “cluster” events of many vaccine preventable diseases such as Polio and Rubella and Mumps. (The Council on Foreign Relations has developed a map to track these occurrences).

It is our policy that patients in our practice be immunized in accordance with the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics unless there is sound medical cause for a vaccine to be withheld.

bandaids1Our office has always encouraged our patients to follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC guidelines for immunizations. Recent events regarding communicable diseases have influenced our decision to strengthen our policy regarding adherence to these guidelines. This allows our office to provide a better and safer environment, by insuring that all children able to be vaccinated are receiving their age appropriate immunizations in accordance with the AAP guidelines.