Canadian Packaging

Something Smells!

Eight brands of infant cereals recalled by Loblaws due to a rancid smell.

January 19, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

A report from the Toronto Star newspaper indicates that Loblaw Companies has issued a recall for eight varieties of infant cereals under the President’s Choice brand label owing to an “unpleasant rancid odor.”

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the cereals have been distributed nationally and that there is one reported illness linked to eating it.

All of the mixed grains, oat cereal and wheat cereal products are sold in 227 gram green and white packages.

The CFIA says if the cereal has an unusual odor or smells “off ,” it should not be used.

And, if an infant has been fed any of the products, parents should stop using the cereal and monitor the child for symptoms.

Eating rancid food may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Loblaws is voluntarily recalling the affected products from stories and the CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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