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Health Hazard Alert - Certain UMNITZA (in Russian language) brand Baby Cereal products may contain mycotoxin
- Recall / advisory date:
- June 27, 2013
- Reason for recall / advisory:
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Company / Firm:
- Wonder Berry North America
- Alberta, Ontario, Quebec
- Extent of the distribution:
- Reference number:
Ottawa, June 27, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wonder Berry North America are warning the public not to consume certain baby cereal products described below because they may contain mycotoxin HT-2.
There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.
The affected products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.
The importer, Wonder Berry North America, Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
All lot codes of the following UMNITZA (in Russian language) brand baby cereal products, imported from the Russian Federation, are affected by this alert:
|Brand Name||Common Name||Size||Code(s) on Product||UPC|
|UMNITZA||Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470580|
|UMNITZA||7 Grains flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470634|
|UMNITZA||5 Grains flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470542|
|UMNITZA||Buckwheat & Pear flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470641|
|UMNITZA||Buckwheat & Milk flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470535|
|UMNITZA||Corn flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470665|
|UMNITZA||Rice flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 470672|
|UMNITZA||Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour (in Russian language only)||250 g||All lot codes||4 680002 474175|
HT-2 is a mycotoxin produced by the Fusarium species of moulds. It can grow in food crops such as cereals or grains. HT-2 toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you have the affected products in your home, they should not be consumed in order to minimize your child's exposure.For more information on mycotoxins, visit the Health Canada’s Natural Toxins web page at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/chem-chim/toxin-natur/index-eng.php
For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.
Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour
7 Grains flavour
5 Grains flavour
Buckwheat & Pear flavour
Buckwheat & Milk flavour
Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour
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