November 15, 2020

Tampering With Infant Formula at Walmart in Edmonton, Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers about reports of tampering in an infant formula product at the Walmart store at 775 Tamarack Way Northwest in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Officials state that the safety seals have been broken and product substitution has occurred. ┬áNo illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in this case. The notice states that "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." Infant formula products have been found where the tamper-proof seals have been broken and the product inside those packages had been substituted with something else. The recall notice did not state which brands … [Read more...]

In Canada, Infant Formula May Have Been Tampered With

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 … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Drug Alli Recalled over Possible Tampering

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has recalled all of its Alli weight loss products in the United States, including Puerto Rico, because they think packages may have been tampered with. Some bottles may contain pills that are not Alli capsules. Alli is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss product. Consumers in seven states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, and Texas) have contacted the company, saying that the Alli bottles they purchased contained "a range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors." Missing labels and fake tamper-evident seals have also been found. Some of the bottles do not have a label. The bottles are in boxes that appear to be authentic packaging. Authentic Alli capsules are turquoise blue with a dark blue band. The … [Read more...]

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