Irvine police said Wednesday they have asked local grocers to inspect their stocks of Gerber baby food after a customer reported finding a note in a jar warning that it had been tainted.
The request came as the federal Food and Drug Administration joined the investigation that began after the parents of a 9-month-old fed their daughter from a jar of Gerber's banana dessert blend Monday night, said Lt. Jeff Love.
The parents, whose identities were not released, took the infant to Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center for observation. "The baby is doing fine. She did not become ill and appears to be in good health," Love said.
The note was found wrapped in cellophane and had a reference to an Irvine police officer, said Love, who declined to provide more details.