Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 27, 2013 23:26 ET

Health Hazard Alert: Certain UMNITZA (in Russian Language) Brand Baby Cereal Products May Contain Mycotoxin

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) - Product photos are available at http://bit.ly/10osKUa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wonder Berry North America are warning the public not to consume certain baby cereal products described below because they may contain mycotoxin HT-2.

All lot codes of the following UMNITZA (in Russian language) brand baby cereal products, imported from the Russian Federation, are affected by this alert:

Product name (in Russian language only) Size UPC
Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour 250 g 4 680002 470580
7 Grains flavour 250 g 4 680002 470634
5 Grains flavour 250 g 4 680002 470542
Buckwheat & Pear flavour 250 g 4 680002 470641
Buckwheat & Milk flavour 250 g 4 680002 470535
Corn flavour 250 g 4 680002 470665
Rice flavour 250 g 4 680002 470672
Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour 250 g 4 680002 474175

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

The affected products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

HT-2 is a mycotoxin produced by the Fusarium species of moulds. It can grow in food crops such as cereals or grains. HT-2 toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If you have the affected products in your home, they should not be consumed in order to minimize your child's exposure.

The importer, Wonder Berry North America, Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.

For more information on mycotoxins, visit the Health Canada's Natural Toxins web page at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/chem-chim/toxin-natur/index-eng.php

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/recalls

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