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Health Agency Issues Warning After Broken Seals Reported On Infant Formula

The unidentified products have been linked to an Edmonton Walmart.
The storefront of a Walmart store is seen here in Laval, Que., on May 3, 2016.
The storefront of a Walmart store is seen here in Laval, Que., on May 3, 2016.

EDMONTON — 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 (CFIA) 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.

“There have been no illnesses associated with these complaints,” the CFIA said in a consumer advisory Wednesday night. “Infant formula products have been found where the tamper-proof seals had been broken and the product inside the containers had been substituted.”

The affected products have not been identified by the CFIA.

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.

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