ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.
Abbott is voluntarily 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.
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.
Importantly, no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of either of these bacteria, and we continue to test. Abbott conducts extensive quality checks on each completed batch of infant formula, including microbiological analysis prior to release. All finished products are tested for Cronobacter sakazakii, Salmonella Newport and other pathogens and they must test negative before any product is released. Additionally, retained samples related to the three complaints for Cronobacter sakazakiitested negative for Cronobacter sakazakii.And the retained sample related to the complaint forSalmonellaNewport tested negative for SalmonellaNewport.
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.
Cronobacter sakazakiiis commonly found in the environment and a variety of areas in the home. It can cause fever, poor feeding, excessive crying or low energy as well as other serious symptoms. It’s important to follow the instructions for proper preparation, handling and storage of powder formulas.
|07007453511||ELECARE DHA/ARA AMIN 14.1 OZ||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.|
|07007455958||Similac Advance Pwdr 12.4 OZ||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.|
|07007468083||Similac SENS FUS GAS PWD 20.1 OZ||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.|
|07007468085||Similac Advance PWD 20.6 OZ|
|07007468087||Similac SPIT UP PWD 19.5 OZ|
|07007468089||Similac PRO ADV HMO PWD 20.6 OZ|
|07007468091||Similac PRO SENS HMO PWD 20.1 OZ|
|07007468108||Similac PRO CMFT HMO PWD 20.1 OZ|
|07007462600||Similac TL COMFORT PWDR 12.6 OZ|
|07007450960||Similac SENS SPT PWD 12.5 OZ|
|07007468064||Similac 360 PWDR 20.6 OZ|
|07007468071||Similac 360 SENS PWDR 20.1 OZ|
|07007466082||Similac PRO SEN HMO FORM 22.5 OZ|
|07007457541||Similac SENS LAC FRE 12.5 OZ|
|07007464712||Similac ALIMENTUM POWDER 12.1 OZ|
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