Parenting Recalls

President’s Choice Recalls Organic Baby Powdered Cereal; May Be Rancid

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Loblaw Companies Limited issued a warning yesterday to the public concerning President’s Choice Organics infant cereals.   Eight different variations of the popular powdered cereals may have an unpleasant rancid odour, or taste. Loblaw Companies Limited is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

All lot codes of the following President’s Choice Organics infant cereal are affected by this alert:

Mixed Grains with Apple (add water) 8+baby227 g060383 005511All codes
Oat cereal (add breast milk or infant formula) 6+baby227 g060383 005535All codes
Oat Cereal (add water) 6+baby227 g060383 005528All codes
Rice Cereal with Banana (add water) 7+ baby227 g060383 005542All codes
Rice Cereal (add breast milk or infant formula) 6+baby227 g060383 005566All codes
Rice Cereal (add water) 6+ baby227 g060383 005559All codes
Wheat Cereal (add water) 6+ baby227 g060383 005573All codes
Wheat Cereal with Mixed Fruit (add water) 7+ baby227 g060383 005580All codes

The affected products have been distributed nationally.

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

If the cereal has an unusual odour or smells ‘off’, it should not be consumed. If an infant has been fed any of the products described above, discontinue feeding this cereal and monitor for symptoms. Consumption of rancid food may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have any concerns please seek medical attention.

The importer, Loblaw Companies Limited, Toronto, Ontario is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers can contact Loblaw Companies Limited, President’s Choice Customer Service at 1-888-495-5111 or

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