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Allergy Alert - HEALTHY TIMES brand BROWN RICE CEREAL FOR BABY may contain undeclared wheat and gluten

Recall / advisory date:
July 4, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Gluten, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Puresource Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 4, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat and sensitivities to gluten not to consume the Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby described below. The affected product may contain wheat or gluten which is not declared on the label.

This allergy alert was initially issued on July 26, 2011. The CFIA is re-issuing this alert as affected product may still be in the marketplace.

The affected product, Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby, product of USA, is sold in 6 oz (170 g) packages bearing UPC 0 48685 02188 0 and one of the following code combinations:

LotUSE BY date
14211 01 MAY 2013
17011 30 MAY 2013

This product has been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat.

CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on wheat, one of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at:

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