October 27, 2016

Warning in Canada About Infant Formula Tampering

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers that some infant formula products may have been tampered with. A report from a Walmart store in Kanata, Ontario prompted the warning; product substitution is suspected. The advisory states, “this type of issue is not typically associated with the manufacturing process but can occur occasionally when a consumer returns altered products to the retail store for a refund.”

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The infant formula product had an outer container appearing intact, the the product inside the inner packages had been substituted. No illnesses are associated with this complaint.

Consumers who purchase infant formulas in Canada, and anywhere for that matter, should always examine the packaging material to make sure that the security seal is intact and hasn’t been altered or the product substituted. If you do find a product that seems altered, do not use it or consumer it. Contact your local law enforcement agency or the CFIA.

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