Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

August 10, 2005 22:28 ET

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT-PLASTIC IN NESTLÉ BABY RICE CEREAL

Attention: Assignment Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - OTTAWA, August 10, 2005 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestlé Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume one production lot code of Nestlé Baby Rice Cereal - Add Breast Milk or Formula because some packages may contain pieces of plastic capable of causing injury.

The affected product, Nestlé Baby Rice Cereal - Add Breast Milk or Formula is packaged in a 227 g format with UPC code 0 65000 12516 0. The affected product bears the expiry date
2006 MR 23 and the production code 42670742A1 (located on the top of the box, in the right corner). No other products and sizes are affected by this alert.

Consumption of the affected product may cause injury. There has been no reported injury associated with the consumption of this product.

Nestlé Canada , Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling this product. The product has been distributed nationally.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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

Nestlé Canada at 1-800-346-1199 or;

the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time - Monday to Friday.

For information on receiving recalls by electronic mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca. /For further information: For inquiries contact:
Nestlé Canada's media line at (416) 218-2688 or Email corporateaffairs@ca.nestle.com or Visit Nestlé's website at www.nestle.ca .

Shashi Kulkarni (English)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 368-1622

Marie-Andrée Lefebvre (French)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Office of Food Safety and Recall
(613) 760-4044
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Contact Information

  • Nestlé media relations or Shashie Kulkarni ( CFIA 2nd #), Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Nestlé Canada
    Primary Phone: 416-218-2688
    Secondary Phone: 613-368-1622
    E-mail: cfiamaster@inspection.gc.ca