Officials are warning parents to stop feeding their babies a certain type of Heinz cereal.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Heinz Canada issued a warning Thursday about possible ochratoxin A contamination in Heinz Mixed Cereal Stage 2, From Six Months.
The product is sold in a 227 gram package and has best before date codes of BB/MA 10 DE 26 and BB/MA 10 DE 29 and the UPC 0 57000 02516 8.
Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin produced by some fungi that can grow in certain crops, such as grains, grapes and coffee beans. It’s classified as a possible human carcinogen.
While officials are warning parents to avoid giving the Heinz cereal to infants, they also noted that if a child has already eaten the product, there is no need for action.
The highest levels of ochratoxin A found in the cereal isn’t high enough to pose a health threat when consumed as part of a normal diet for a short period of time.
There have been no reports of illness.