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Federal food safety watchdog says brand of baby formula recalled

Last Updated Sep 18, 2019 at 12:57 pm EDT

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Calcilo XD baby formula is being recalled due to rancidity on Sept. 14, 2019. (H-O/CFIA PHOTO)

OTTAWA — The federal food safety watchdog says a brand of baby formula has been recalled due to rancidity and the product being off-colour.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Abbott Laboratories is recalling its Calcilo XD powder.

The CFIA says there have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the product, but it did not specify how many were affected.

The agency says rancid food has an unusual odour and should not be consumed as it may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

It says the formula was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

The recall covers the 375 g cans with batch number “79696K80 (CAN).” The batch number can be found on the bottom of the can.

The CFIA says it’s conducting a food safety investigation which could lead to other products being recalled.