Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 04, 2007 00:19 ET

CFIA Warning: Consumer Advisory-Canadian Consumers Cautioned to Inspect Powdered Infant Formula Cans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Abbott Nutrition are advising the public that an unauthorized distributor has supplied pharmacies and retailers in the Montreal area with 900-gram Similac Advance Step 2 powdered infant formula cans bearing a false, over-stickered lot number and expiration date.

Abbott applies the expiration date and lot number information directly onto the bottom of its cans in ink - and does not use stickers for this purpose (please see pictures below).

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There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product involved in this action. Correctly labeled Similac Advance Step 2 has not been affected - nor has any other Abbott Nutrition product.

Abbott is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and law enforcement authorities, as well as its retail and pharmacy customers, to identify the over-stickered product and remove it from the market.

Consumers using Similac Advance Step 2 powdered infant formula should inspect the bottom of the cans to see if they have been over-stickered.

If a consumer finds that they have purchased an over-stickered product, please contact Abbott Consumer Relations for return information at 1-800-699-9948.

For additional information, contact Abbott Consumer Relations at
1-800-699-9948 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Or 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).

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries:
    Abbott Nutrition
    Sylvie Legare
    (514) 832-7175
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    (613) 760-4232
    or
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Linda Leblanc (French)
    Food Recall and Emergency Response
    (613) 760-4112