Food Safety Warning - CFIA cautions consumers to inspect infant formula containers prior to use

Advisory date:
July 11, 2014
Reason for advisory:
Microbiological - Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Walmart Canada Corp.
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
9025

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 11, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Walmart Canada Corporation and Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Company are advising the public that some bottles of Enfamil A+ Ready-to-Feed Infant Formula have been found with the tamper-proof seal broken and blue tape applied in its place. These bottles were found to contain water and some formula residue instead of infant formula.

A total of three complaints have been reported in Brampton and Mississauga.

Walmart immediately removed the product from sale in a number of stores in the Halton and Peel regions of Toronto and did not find any additional product that had been altered.

Products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Enfamil A+ Ready to Feed Infant Formula 18 bottles x 237 mL Various 0 56796 90518 0

What You Should Do

Consumers using infant formulas should examine the containers to ensure that the security seal is intact and has not been altered. If you have product that appears to have been altered, do not use or consume it. Product that appears to have been altered should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

Background

This advisory was triggered by a consumer complaint. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation.

The CFIA is working closely with Walmart Canada Corporation and Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Company on this matter. The CFIA will take all necessary steps to protect the safety of the Canadian food supply.

Illnesses

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

More information

Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Co.: 800-361-6323

Walmart Canada Corp.: rosalyn.carneiro@walmart.com

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

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