Canadian brand of baby food recalled

Baby food products made by Canadian company Love Child Organics have been recalled due to packaging defects, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said yesterday.

The move followed an alert by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which said that the baby food pouches are being recalled due to concerns that the packaging might allow the entry of micro-organisms that will lead to spoilage.

The packets of "organic puree" come in seven flavours, namely: Thanksgiving dinner with veggies and turkey, veggie casserole with lentils and quinoa, ratatouille with lentils and white beans, pumpkin risotto with spinach and chickpeas, hearty bolognese, mango chicken stew and vegetarian chilli with sweet potato and kale.

They all have "best before" dates up to and including May 25, 2019.

The CFIA said it is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to other product recalls.

As a precautionary measure, the Singapore importer voluntarily recalled the implicated products from sale, the AVA announced. The recall has since been completed.

As a precautionary measure, the Singapore importer voluntarily recalled the implicated products from sale, the AVA announced. The recall has since been completed.

"Consumers who have purchased the implicated products are advised to not consume them," the AVA added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Canadian brand of baby food recalled'. Print Edition | Subscribe