GoGo squeeZ, the maker of a popular brand of children’s applesauce pouches, has issued a voluntary recall on some of their products because they did not meet their company’s quality standards.
In a letter on their website, the company says they found food product residue in two product pumps in their Traverse City facility during an inspection by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In October 2015, the company had a recall due to a production issue that could have caused the applesauce pouches to harbor fruit mold.
“While it is possible the food product residue may have been incorporated into finished product, we test our applesauce extensively, and at this time, we have not seen evidence of this in our pouches,” said Founder and CEO Michael Larroche. “At GoGo squeeZ, our team takes food safety matters very seriously, so in an abundance of caution, we are recalling products. We are so sorry that this happened.”
The recall only impacts non-organic products that were made in their Traverse City facility. It does not include or impact the GoGo squeeZ organic applesauce pouches or the new GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ.
Consumers who have purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Dates between 12/4/15 and 3/4/17 can contact the company at 1-844-275-5841 or visit voucher.gogosqueez.com to request a replacement voucher. For instructions on how to identify affected products, click here. For a list of FAQs, click here.
Production has been suspended in the facility while the company works with Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials to continue their investigation.
“We will not begin production in this factory again until we are confident the problem is fixed. All other production facilities continue to operate under our extreme caution and care,” Larroche said.