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GoGo Squeeze Applesauce recalled for mold

Posted October 16, 2015

GoGo Squeez has recalled some of their applesauce products due to mold.

The statement on the GoGo Squeez website indicates:

"We are doing this because we identified an issue in our recent production that led to the development of some common mold (like what can form on fruit) in a small number of pouches. An independent lab tested the mold, and an expert microbiologist determined that it poses no known health risk. However, we know mold is gross and unpleasant to look at or taste, and this is simply not the kind of experience we want you to have. As a consequence, we took every step to fully understand and fix the problem. We are completely confident that we are once again meeting our high quality standards. Additionally, we have been working closely with the FDA on our actions and we will keep you updated with any new information."

I have to agree with them - mold in applesauce pouches is definitely gross. Well said, GoGo Squeez.

The following products are being recalled:

Pouches with a Best Before Date between 6/30/16 and 7/26/16 and a 5-character production code beginning with the letters US.

Cartons with a Best Before date between 6/30/16 and 7/26/16 and the statement "Product of USA".

If you have any of the recalled products, you can fill out the form on their website to request a product replacement voucher or call 1-844-275-5841.

Do you have any of these in your home?

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  • ThomasG Oct 16, 2015

    I hope they have caught this early and no one gets sick !
    We usually buy the large jars and divide into servings using the gladware/ziploc type 1/2 cup containers - then freeze - frozen fruit treats ! Great for pudding and jello too .

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 16, 2015

    ctya - I sure hope that there were not mold problems back in April and they are just now issuing a recall. This is why I like the little applesauce cups with the pull off foil lids. You can clearly see everything in the cup. I have a hard time using up the larger bottles of applesauce before they start to get yucky, but the small cups are just the right size for us.

  • ctya Oct 16, 2015

    Wow! People were talking about this on their Facebook page way back in early April. I always squeeze a little out first. There was another brand that was mentioned back then also.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 16, 2015

    Pepper2 - you are so welcome. I am glad you did not have the recalled applesauce. You may want to check it carefully though when you do use it to make sure they did not miss any batches that should have been recalled. Sometimes these recalls start out with one batch and they have to expand them as they realize other products also have an issue.

  • Pepper2 Oct 16, 2015

    Thanks Faye!! Just checked my dates....02/17/16.....whew! Thanks for posting about the dole too...I know our state wasn't listed ... but NY was and some of my family live there..so I let them know ;-)