The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers to use caution with infant formula products because someone may have tampered with them or substituted other ingredients in the products. These incidents are “not typically associated with the manufacturing process but occur occasionally when a consumer returns altered products to the retail store for a refund.”
Some products have been discovered where the outer cases and containers are intact but the product inside may have had its tamper-proof seal broken. The product may contain a different brand or variety. No illnesses have been associated with these complaints. There is no word on which brands may have been tampered with, or where these products may have been sold. The warning is at the national level.
If you buy infant formula, examine the containers carefully to make sure that the safety seal is intact and hasn’t been altered. If you do have product that appears to have been altered, do not use it. Contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.