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Allergy Alert - Undeclared gluten in Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby

Recall / advisory date:
July 12, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Gluten
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Horizon Distributors Ltd., Indigo Natural Foods Inc., Loblaw Companies Limited, Nationwide Natural Foods, PSC Natural Foods Ltd., Puresource Inc., Satau Inc., UNFI Canada Grocery West
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:
6538, 6544, 6542, 6543, 6545, 6548, 6551, 6546

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 12, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to gluten not to consume the Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby described below. The affected product contains gluten which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby, product of USA, is sold in 6 oz (170 g) packages bearing UPC 0 48685 02188 0, Lot 02711 and a USE BY date of 15 JAN 2013.

This product has been distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported allergic reaction associated with the consumption of this product.

Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to gluten.

CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

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

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