Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China

Written by Reuters | Beijing | Updated: Aug 19 2014, 09:54am hrs
Ketchup maker H J Heinz has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday.

The move by Heinz comes after food safety regulators in eastern Zhejiang province said on Friday that they had found "excessive amounts of lead" in the company's AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal.

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Heinz said it is recalling four batches of the product as a precautionary measure after a test found it exceeded the allowable limit for lead. "This relates to an isolated regional withdrawal in eastern China," company spokesman Michael Mullen said in e-mailed comments to Reuters.