Heinz Canada voluntary recalls certain infant food products that may contain packaging defect that may allow entry of spoilage microorganisms

OTTAWA , March 10, 2014 (press release) – Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/1fhNGzt The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is informing the public that Heinz Canada has conducted a voluntary recall. The products may contain a packaging defect that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms.

Health Canada has reviewed the information related to these products and conducted a health risk assessment. Health Canada concluded that the health risk associated with the consumption of these products is very low to remote.

The following products, sold in pouches, have been sold nationally.

Products

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Brand  Product                    Size    UPC              Codes
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Heinz  Peas zucchini spinach      128 mL  0 57000 03423 8  06/11/14 HH:MM(i)
                                                           2203+0 8EX EX57
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Heinz  Sweet baby vegetables      128 mL  0 57000 03424 5  05/11/14 HH:MM(i)
                                                           2193+0 8EV EX57
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Heinz  Beef bolognese with        128 mL  0 57000 03420 7  24/12/14 HH:MM(i)
       vegetables                                          2683+0 8GN EX57
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Heinz  Beef butternut squash rice 128 mL  0 57000 03421 4  23/12/14 HH:MM(i)
       spinach                                             2673+0 8EY EX57
                                                           23/12/14 HH:MM(i)
                                                           2673+1 8EY EX57
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Heinz  Tuna sweet corn chowder    128 mL  0 57000 03422 1  07/11/14 HH:MM(i)
                                                           2213+0 8GV EX57
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Heinz  Butternut squash apricot   128 mL  0 57000 03425 2  05/11/14 HH:MM(i)
       peas couscous                                       2193+0 8EW EX57
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(i) HH:MM indicates the time

What you should do

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home do not consume them.

Spoiled packages may not be necessarily dangerous and may be identifiable. However, if spoiled food is inadvertently consumed, it is advisable to watch for symptoms that may include upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea.

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Background

This warning was triggered by a consumer complaint. The importer, Heinz Canada, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

-- Heinz Canada: 1-888-570-1675, HeinzCanada@Stericycle.com -- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

 

Contacts:
Heinz Canada: Joan.Patterson@ca.hjheinz.com
613-773-6600

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