Product Recall: Baby Cereal Recalled Due to Arsenic Levels

Product Recall: Baby Cereal Recalled Due to Arsenic Levels

For parents of little ones, there’s another urgent recall to talk about. For today’s warning, we’re discussing several baby cereal products that have been sold at Walmart. These cereals from Maple Island Inc. are being recalled after testing too high for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic. 

Read on to learn more about the recall of Maple Island’s Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal.

Details About Maple Island’s Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal Recall

Beyond choking hazards, there are many reasons why parents may want to be wary about what foods their little ones eat. In this case, Maple Island Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of three lots of its Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal. These are manufactured directly for Walmart, so they are fairly popular. 

This recall stems from a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA. This sampling discovered that three production lots of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

Now, to allay fears, so far no illnesses related to these particular cereals have been reported. Additionally, this recall only affects certain lots of the cereal, not the entire brand. Details on how to determine whether you have one of the affected products are below. 

In reaction to the FDA findings, Maple Island Inc. is voluntarily recalling this product. These cereals were distributed nationally through Walmart’s stores and online. Walmart was advised and has pulled the product from its store shelves. Additionally, a register block has been put in place to prevent any further sales. 

Images of the Affected Products:

Here are some sample images of the affected products:

Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal

Which Lots of the Maple Island’s Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal Were Affected?

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8oz. lots being recalled were sold after April 5, 2021, and include:

  • Lot 21083 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a best if used by date of JUN 24 2022
  • Lot 21084 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a best if used by date of JUN 25 2022
  • Lot 21242 with UPC Code #00681131082907 with a best if used by date of NOV 30 2022

The best-if-used-by date and product numbers can be found in the bottom left corner on the back of the Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal packaging.

What to Do If You Have One of the Recalled Products

Customers who may have purchased the affected Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal should discard the product or return it to Walmart for a full refund. Customers seeking additional information may call Maple Island Inc. on Monday through Friday, 8am–4pm Central time at 1-800-369-1022 or contact the company by email at info@maple-island.com. 

Recall Info from the FDA:

Company Announcement Date:

October 08, 2021

FDA Publish Date:

October 08, 2021

Product Type:

Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement:

Tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

Company Name:

Maple Island Inc.

Brand Name:

Parent’s Choice

Product Description:

Rice Baby Cereal

To learn more, visit the FDA’s official page on the recall.

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