Health Hazard Alert – Certain UMNITZA (in Russian language) brand Baby Cereal products may contain mycotoxin


Recall / advisory date:

  • June 27, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:

  • Chemical

Hazard classification:

  • Class 2

Company / Firm:

  • Wonder Berry North America

Distribution:

  • Alberta, Ontario, Quebec

Extent of the distribution:

  • Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 27, 2013 – 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.

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

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

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.

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

Affected Products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
UMNITZA Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470580
UMNITZA 7 Grains flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470634
UMNITZA 5 Grains flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470542
UMNITZA Buckwheat & Pear flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470641
UMNITZA Buckwheat & Milk flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470535
UMNITZA Corn flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470665
UMNITZA Rice flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 470672
UMNITZA Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour (in Russian language only) 250g All lot codes 4 680002 474175
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Recall / advisory date: June 27, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory: Chemical Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: Wonder Berry North America Distribution: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the distribution: Retail Advisory details Ottawa, June 27, 2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wonder Berry North America are warning the public not to consume certain baby cereal products...
<strong>Recall / advisory date</strong>: <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">June 27, 2013</span></li> </ul> <strong>Reason for recall / advisory</strong>: <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Chemical</span></li> </ul> <strong>Hazard classification:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Class 2</span></li> </ul> <strong>Company / Firm:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Wonder Berry North America</span></li> </ul> <strong>Distribution:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Alberta, Ontario, Quebec</span></li> </ul> <strong>Extent of the distribution:</strong> <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 1.714285714; font-size: 1rem;">Retail</span></li> </ul> <strong>Advisory details</strong> Ottawa, June 27, 2013 - 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. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products. The affected products have been distributed in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. 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. All lot codes of the following UMNITZA (in Russian language) brand baby cereal products, imported from the Russian Federation, are affected by this alert: <strong>Affected Products</strong> <table summary="Recall product list" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Brand Name</th> <th scope="col">Common Name</th> <th scope="col">Size</th> <th scope="col">Codes(s) on Product</th> <th scope="col"><abbr title="Universal Product Code">UPC</abbr></th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Buckwheat Pear & Milk flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470580</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>7 Grains flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470634</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>5 Grains flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470542</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Buckwheat & Pear flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470641</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Buckwheat & Milk flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470535</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Corn flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470665</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Rice flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 470672</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">UMNITZA</th> <td>Wheat Cereal, Milk & Pumpkin flavour (in Russian language only)</td> <td>250<abbr title="gram">g</abbr></td> <td>All lot codes</td> <td>4 680002 474175</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
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