Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 18, 2006 23:42 ET

CFIA: Health Hazard Advisory-Consumers Cautioned to Inspect Powder Infant Formula Cans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 18, 2006) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mead Johnson Nutritionals are advising the public that some cans of Mead Johnson powder infant formula found at stores in the Windsor, Ontario area have been tampered with. One can has been found to contain what is believed to be a detergent.

A total of four suspect cans have been reported in the Windsor area.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the tampered material.

Consumers using powder infant formula products should look under the label to inspect the cans for signs of tampering.

CFIA is conducting an investigation of the suspected tampering and the case has been referred to the police.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

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)

Mead Johnson at 1-800-361-6323 (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time this Saturday and Sunday) Regular Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Ken Marcynuk (English)
    (613) 755-2890
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    (613) 760-4112