Food recall warning

Abbott brand Calcilo XD Powder recalled due to rancidity and off-colour

Starting date:
September 13, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Chemical, Microbiological - Other, Other
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Abbott Laboratories
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-09-19

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 13, 2019 - Abbott Laboratories is recalling Abbott brand Calcilo XD powder from the marketplace due to rancidity and off-colour. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

Food that is rancid, has an unusual odour or smells 'off' should not be consumed. Consumption of rancid food may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Who is affected

There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Abbott Calcilo XD Powder 375 g 79696K80 0 70074 53329 2


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