Nestle Canada Recalls Good Start 2 Formula

Feb 17, 2016 04:20 AM EST | By Shilpa Chakravorty

Infants, who have been consuming Good Start 2 concentrated formula from Nestle Canada Inc, might miss out key ingredients due to the mineral content of the product.

Some of the infants who have been consuming the product have been ill, which has led to the nationwide recall of the product. However, the reason for the illnesses is yet to be confirmed according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The infant formula was distributed to retailers nationwide, according to the CFIA, which reported consumer complaints triggered the recall.

"Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out," the CFIA recommends. "Consumption of the affected product could lead to lower intake of some nutrients, due to reduced bioavailability."

Nestlé Canada officials sent an unsigned email response to requests for additional details about the possible impact consumption of the recalled infant formula might have on babies, according to Food Safety News.

"Regarding the illnesses, we cannot be more precise as the reported illnesses have not been confirmed to be caused by consumption of the affected product. This recall was triggered by consumer complaints," the unsigned email said.

"We have identified the root cause at the manufacturing level. It is an isolated incident limited to the four batches recalled."

In a statement on the Nestlé Canada website, the company states the recall is because of "a quality issue."

"The minerals in the formula may separate over time and appear as black particles in the concentrate. Consumption of the affected product could lead to lower intake of some nutrients, due to reduced bioavailability."

The food company is presently contacting clients who have received Nestle Good Start 2 Concentrate 359 ml Tetra Box with Omega with the specific batch numbers and are arranging for all products to be returned.

Consumers who have already bought the product can contact Nestle Consumer Services, from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST at 855-395-1238 for refunds and query regarding the product.

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