Beech Nut recalls Canadian pear juice made in Canajoharie

Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. has recalled a toddler’s pear juice manufactured in Canajoharie and distri
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Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. has recalled a toddler’s pear juice manufactured in Canajoharie and distributed throughout Canada after Canadian authorities warned the product contains arsenic.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Tuesday issued a public warning about Beech-Nut Pear Juice from concentrate with Vitamin C added in 128 mL containers. The federal agency in Ottawa said that product contains arsenic, a toxic heavy metal and possible carcinogen that could cause developmental problems in children.

The contaminated pear juice was not distributed in the United States. In Canada, the Brampton, Ontario-based Loblaws supermarket chain on Tuesday also said it was voluntarily recalling the juice. Beech-Nut, a subsidiary of the Hero Group in Lenzburg, Switzerland, voluntarily recalled the juice a day later.

The Canajoharie baby food manufacturer said no juice-related incidents had been reported as of Wednesday. Loblaws has more than 70 stores.

The CFIA also warned about arsenic in President’s Choice Organics Pear Juice from Concentrate for Toddlers. President’s Choice is Loblaw’s private label brand and is not produced by Beech-Nut, accoding to Beech-Nut.

It is not clear how the arsenic got in the juices, officials said.

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