Baby formula recalled citing poisoning fears
It is reported that two pathogens possibly included could cause serious illness in young children.
They could cause sepsis and/or meningitis.
The manufacturer has recalled baby formula, which is featured under two brand names, stating the concern of food poisoning.
Abbott has recalled batches of Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac formula powders, because of the possibility of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii.
The products are used for medical purposes for infants.
The recall may include the presence of an additional pathogen.
Salmonella is a food poisoning bug and could be particularly dangerous to young and vulnerable people.
Cronobacter can cause sepsis and even in severe cases, meningitis.
On their website, Abbott stated: “While Abbott’s testing of finished product detected no pathogens, we are taking action by recalling the powder formula manufactured in this facility with an expiration of April 1, 2022, or later. No Abbott liquid formulas, powder formulas, or nutrition products from other facilities are impacted by the recall.”.
“We know parents depend on us to provide them with the highest quality nutrition formulas,” said Joe Manning, executive vice president, nutritional products, Abbott. “We’re taking this action so parents know they can trust us to meet our high standards, as well as theirs. We deeply regret the concern and inconvenience this situation will cause parents, caregivers, and health care, professionals.”
“The products under recall have a multidigit number on the bottom of the container starting with the first two digits 22 through 37, contains K8, SH, or Z2 and with an expiration date of April 1, 2022, or after.”.
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