Heinz Baby Food Recall


heinz-recall1Canada, you have a problem. 

Heinz Canada announced that it will be voluntarily recalling several types of baby food, which includes almost all of the line sold in 128 mL pouches. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the products, but after a consumer complaint, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warns of a packaging defect that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms. Something you definitely don’t want to feed your baby.

The affected products include:

  • Heinz peas zucchini spinach
  • Heinz sweet baby vegetables
  • Heinz beef bolognese with vegetables
  • Heinz beef butternut squash rice spinach
  • Heinz tuna sweet corn chowder
  • Heinz butternut squash apricot peas couscous

Health Canada has conducted a health risk assessment and while it remains a low health risk, it’s still a problem for those who have purchased the baby food.  If you have the products in your home they suggest that you do not consume them. However, if spoiled food has been consumed, Health Canada has advised to watch for symptoms which include diarrhea, vomiting or upset stomach. Health Canada has alerted consumers that spoiled packages may be identifiable or not necessarily dangerous.

Check out the CFIA website for more info.

On a side note: Was I the only person who didn’t know Heinz even had baby food?