Infant formula warning: Watch for product substitution or tampering

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is asking parents to carefully check over infant-formula to make sure it hasn't been tampered with.

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Photo: iStockphoto

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an advisory after reports came in that various infant-formula products were being tampered with. The CFIA says such incidents don’t usually occur during manufacturing, but when the products are returned to the store for refund.

The CFIA says the affected cases appear fine, but safety seals appear tampered with, and the formula may have been switched for another brand or type.

No illnesses have been linked to this advisory.

The CFIA is therefore warning parents to check the containers carefully and make sure the tamper-proof seal is secure and that the product has not been switched. They also remind parents not to use or let children consume a product that appears to be altered in any way.

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