FDA Issues Baby Formula Recall. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

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The FDA has warned against using certain Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare Baby Formula.

There is a voluntary recall issued by Abbott Nutrition for some of their baby formulas.

Currently, 4 babies have been known to become sick with a bacterial infection after consuming the formula.


This specific product recall is for select lots of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas that were manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan at the Abbott facility. 

The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states. All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case.

the FDA said in a statement on Thursday.

The babies that became sick had bacterial infections of Cronobacter sakazakii and one had Salmonella Newport according to the FDA.

I had never heard of Cronobacter bacteria, but apparently, it is very dangerous and can cause sepsis and meningitis which are both life-threatening.

Salmonella usually causes a gastrointestinal illness with fever.

We deeply regret the concern and inconvenience this situation will cause parents, caregivers and health care professionals.

Joe Manning, Abbott executive vice president, nutritional products, said in this statement

To know if your Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare baby formulas are included in the recall, just check the number on the bottom to see if it matches any of those below.

  • The first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 
  • The code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2
  • The expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later
Abbott Nutrition

Please call 1-800-986-8540 or visit Similacrecall.com for more information on this recall.

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