Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

July 12, 2011 22:19 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert: Undeclared Gluten in Healthy Times Brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

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.

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 gluten, one of 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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600