Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 02, 2012 20:17 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Healthy Times Brand Oatmeal Cereal for Baby May Contain Undeclared Gluten

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2012) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with sensitivities to gluten not to consume the Healthy Times brand Oatmeal Cereal for Baby described below. The affected product may contain gluten which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Healthy Times brand Oatmeal Cereal for Baby, product of USA, is sold in 170 g (6 oz) packages bearing UPC 0 48685 71786 8 and a USE BY date of 15 APR 2013.

This product has been distributed in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and may have been distributed nationally.

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

Consumption of this product may cause a serious reaction in persons with sensitivities to gluten.

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

For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1 800 442-2342 / TTY 1 800 465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600