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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:
Chemical
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Wonder Berry North America
Distribution:
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8130

Advisory details

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:

Affected products

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

More information

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.

Product photos

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Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour

Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour

7 Grains flavour

7 Grains flavour

5 Grains flavour

5 Grains flavour

Buckwheat & Pear flavour

Buckwheat & Pear flavour

Buckwheat & Milk flavour

Buckwheat & Milk flavour

Corn flavour

Corn flavour

Rice flavour

Rice flavour

Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour

Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
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