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Reports of tampered infant formula at Edmonton Walmart: CFIA

Agency says it has received reports of containers with broken seals found at retail

The federal food safety watchdog is advising consumers to use
caution with infant formula products due to potential product substitution or tampering following reports from a Walmart store in southeast Edmonton.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the reports say products have been found where the tamper-proof seals had been broken and the product inside the containers had been substituted.

It says no illnesses associated with the products, which have not been identified, have been reported.

The agency says consumers who use infant formulas should check the packaging material to ensure that the security seal is intact or if the product has been switched with something else.

It says if the product appears to have been altered it should not be used and people should call police or the agency.

The CFIA says finding broken seals is not typically associated with the manufacturing process but can happen when a consumer returns altered products to the retail store for a refund.

“Infant formula products have been found where the tamper-proof seals had been broken and the product inside the containers had been substituted,” the CFIA said in a consumer advisory Wednesday night.

“There have been no illnesses associated with these complaints.”

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