Product Safety Notices & Recalls
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Similac and Alimentum and Elecare Powder Formula Recall Update
February 21, 2022
Abbott is initiating a recall of powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company's manufacturing facilities. Abbott is recalling these products after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in this facility.
The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.
Additionally, as part of Abbott's quality processes, we conduct routine testing for Cronobacter sakazakii and other pathogens in our manufacturing facilities. During testing in our Sturgis, Mich., facility, we found evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii in the plant in non-product contact areas. We found no evidence of Salmonella Newport. This investigation is ongoing.
Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away or returned to your local Big Y for a full refund. All participants in WIC are directed to contact their local WIC office for assistance with returning and/or replacing any product.
The following products are sold at Big Y:
|Product Name||UPC||Size||Lot Code/Sell-by Date|
|Similac for Spit-up Infant Formula w/Iron||70074-50960||12 oz||(1) the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and(2) the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and(3) the expiration date is April 2022 or later.|
|Similac Advance Powder||70074-55958||12.4 oz|
|Elecare Junior Vanilla||70074-56586||13.1 oz|
|Similac Sensitive Powder w/Iron||70074-57541||12 oz|
|Similac Total Comfort Powder w/Iron||70074-62600||12.6 oz|
|Similac Alimentum Powder w/Iron||70074-64712||12.1 oz|
|Similac Alimentum Powder w/Iron Value Size||70074-64718||19.8 oz|
|Similac Sensitive Infant Formula w/Iron||70074-68083||20.1 oz|
|Similac Advance Infant Formula w/Iron||70074-68085||20.6 oz|
|Similac Pro Advance Infant Formula Powder w/Iron||70074-68089||20.6 oz|
Consumers with questions may contact Abbott at 1-800-986-8540.
The following items have been confirmed to NOT be part of the recall:
|Similac Soy Isomil Powder Formula w/Iron||70074-55964||12.4 oz|
|Similac Neosure Infant Formula w/Iron||70074-57431||13.1 oz|
|Similac Sensitive Powder w/Iron||70074-62952||29.8 oz|
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Recalls.gov - Your Online Resource for Recalls - http://www.recalls.gov/
FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp