Baby food is being recalled because it contains a possible carcinogen.

Heinz Canada is recalling several lots of Mixed Baby Cereal because it contains high levels of a toxin produced by fungus called "Ochratoxin A".

The fungi grows on several food crops, and is not normally a problem.

Even if a child has eaten the cereal, parents are being told not be concerned because consuming the cancer-linked ingredient in small portions over the short term is not a serious health concern.

Anyone who has containers of the affected product in their home should throw it out.

  • Heinz Mixed Cereal, a Baby Cereal, Stage 2, From 6 Months
  • 227 g
  • UPC 0 57000 02516 8
  • Codes:
  • BB/MA 10 DE 26 and
  • BB/MA 10 DE 29

The best before date codes are located on the top left hand corner of the package.

For more information, consumers and industry can call Heinz Canada at 1-800-565-2100.