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Infant thickening gel being recalled by FDA

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Food and Drug administration is warning parents not to feed their infants SimplyThick gel.

SimplyThick is a brand of thickening agent available to customers and medical centers that help manage swallowing difficulties in infants.

The FDA is warning parents to not feed the thickening product to infants before 37 weeks gestation because it could cause a life-threatening condition. They also advice not to feed the gel to premature infants, including those in the hospital and those sent home from the hospital within the past 30 days.

Some symptoms to watch for are a bloated stomach, greenish-tinged vomiting, and bloody stools.

For more information on this recall including how to submit a report online, click here.

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