Simply Thick, LLC has announced a voluntary recall of its SimplyThick thickening gel, as well as products manufactured at its plant in Stone Mountain, Georgia since June 1, 2009. The products manufactured at this particular plant are being recalled following the Food and Drug Administration’s claim that the company currently managing the Stone Mountain plant, Thermo Pac, LLC, failed to file a scheduled process designed to ensure that harmful bacteria are properly destroyed. The FDA uncovered this failure during its inspection of the plant, which was conducted from May 23 through June 3, 2011.
It is important to note that Simply Thick products manufactured at two additional food processing plants are not subject to this recall. Instead, the recall is limited only to those products manufactured at the Stone Mountain, Georgia plant.
The FDA has issued a warning to parents last month, saying not to give SimplyThick brand thickener to infants born before 37 weeks gestation. The alleged injuries associated with use of the SimplyThick brand products that are currently under recall are quite dire, some of which have even resulted in the death of a child.