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New Zealand baby food company Green Monkey is suing packaging manufacturer Aperio Group over the recall of almost $1 million worth of product after plastic disks were found in pouches of its organic puree.

A statement of claim from Green Monkey seeking summary judgement will be filed in the High Court this week seeking compensation for loss of stock, recall costs, and brand damage.

Green Monkey managing director Charlotte Rebbeck says about 620,000 pouches of the company’s organic baby food sold in pouches supplied by Aperio Group had to be destroyed and another 300,000 empty pouches were incinerated.

Last October a small clear plastic disk about the size of a 10 cent piece was found in Green Monkey puree in Australia.

Rebbeck says investigations suggested it was a one off, but in December another Australian parent reported finding two disks in a pouch from a completely different batch, and that sparked the recall two days before Christmas. More at the NZ Herald

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