Certain Heinz brand infant food may contain packaging defects that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms

Starting date:
March 9, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Consumer Advisory
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Heinz Canada
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 9, 2014 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is informing the public that Heinz Canada has conducted a voluntary recall. The products may contain a packaging defect that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms.

Health Canada has reviewed the information related to these products and conducted a health risk assessment. Health Canada concluded that the health risk associated with the consumption of these products is very low to remote.

What you should do

Check to see if you have the products in your home. If the products are in your home do not consume them.

Spoiled packages may not be necessarily dangerous and may be identifiable. However, if spoiled food is inadvertently consumed, it is advisable to watch for symptoms that may include upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This warning was triggered by a consumer complaint. The importer, Heinz Canada, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Additional info
Heinz Peas zucchini spinach 128 mL 06/11/14 HH:MM*
2203+0 8EX EX57
0 57000 03423 8 * HH:MM indicates the time
Heinz Sweet baby vegetables 128 mL 05/11/14 HH:MM*
2193+0 8EV EX57
0 57000 03424 5 * HH:MM indicates the time
Heinz Beef bolognese with vegetables 128 mL 24/12/14 HH:MM*
2683+0 8GN EX57
0 57000 03420 7 * HH:MM indicates the time
Heinz Beef butternut squash rice spinach 128 mL 23/12/14 HH:MM*
2673+0 8EY EX57

23/12/14 HH:MM*
2673+1 8EY EX57
0 57000 03421 4 * HH:MM indicates the time
Heinz Tuna sweet corn chowder 128 mL 07/11/14 HH:MM*
2213+0 8GV EX57
0 57000 03422 1 * HH:MM indicates the time
Heinz Butternut squash apricot peas couscous 128 mL 05/11/14 HH:MM*
2193+0 8EW EX57
0 57000 03425 2 * HH:MM indicates the time


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Media enquiries

Heinz Canada: Joan.Patterson@ca.hjheinz.com

CFIA Media Relations

For more information

Heinz Canada: 1-888-570-1675, HeinzCanada@Stericycle.com

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.