Walmart Baby Food Tampering Warning [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - WalmartThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”), an Ottawa, Ontario regulatory and food safety authority, warns that certain batch/lots of Baby Food offered for sale at Walmart Canada may be unfit for consumption due to possible product substitution and/or tampering with consequential risk of bacterial infection, foreign object contamination and ingestion, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards.


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Investigators at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have become aware of reports from a single Walmart store located at 775 Tamarack Way NW in Edmonton, Alberta of tampering by product substitution in an Infant Formula product.

This type of tampering is not typically associated at the manufacturing level (i.e., in the production facility) but can occur occasionally when a consumer returns the altered products to the retail store for a refund.

In this case, Infant Formula products have been found where the tamper-proof seals had been broken and the product inside the containers had been substituted. There have been no known illnesses associated with these complaints at this time.

Parents and other caregivers using Infant Formula should carefully examine all packaging material to ensure that security seals are intact and has not been altered or the product substituted. If you have any food that appears to have been altered, do not use or consume it nor feed it to your child and contact your local police authority or the CFIA.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CFIA, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Infant Formula products identified above.

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Infant Formula, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle poisonings and/or foreign matter ingestion.

If you have any questions about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, available here:

You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at 1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Infant Formula, please search for “baby food” or more generically, “baby” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Bone, Glass, Plastic, Metal or other Foreign Matter Fragment contamination, please search for “bone”, “glass”, “plastic”, “metal” or more generically, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Walmart Canada, please search for “Walmart” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: not listed
Recalls Direct RIN: 11934-2019
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