Warning Expands for Cereal Laced With Bug Killer

Shoppers are being warned about a cereal for toddlers that is laced with pesticides.

Nestle's Farinha Lactea toddler cereal has been found to contain unacceptable levels of a pesticide known as pirimiphos-methyl. In small doses, the chemical can overstimulate the nervous system, causing nausea, dizziness and confusion, according to the EPA. 

Food inspectors initially discovered the cereal as a mislabeled item at a market in Danbury. 

The distributor released the list of stores that received shipments of the cereal and the Department of Consumer Protection has issued another warning to shoppers at 17 additional stores in Connecticut.

Commissioner Jerry Farrell said the following stores may have carried the cereal:

  • Abu-Goush Market Inc., 2298 Main St., Bridgeport
  • A&P 1700 Park Ave., Bridgeport
  • Brazilian Emporium, 827 North Ave., Bridgeport
  • Minas Carne & Deli, 2428 Main St., Bridgeport
  • A&P, 35 Main St., Danbury
  • A&P, 1 Padanaram Road, Danbury
  • Acougue E Mercearia Mourao, 290 White Ave., Danbury
  • Amigos Deli, 130 West St., Danbury
  • Danbury Food Corp., 45 North St., Danbury
  • Fernandes Food Store, 99 Townhill, Danbury
  • ML Travel and Market, 213 White St., Danbury
  • Nosso Brasil, 285 Main St., Danbury
  • Ronildos Mercearia E Acougue, 107 Triangle St., Danbury
  • Nosso Brasil, 1859 Park St., Hartford
  • C-Town Supermarket, 1744 Park St., Hartford
  • Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., Southington
  • Brazil Grill Market, 2060 South Main St., Waterbury

If you have Nestle's Farinha Lactea, the Department of Consumer Protection is urging you to stop using it for the time being.

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