A recall has been initiated for Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas due to reports of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections in infants. The FDA is advising consumers not to use these recalled formulas.
Recalled products can be identified by the 7 to 9 digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package. Products are included in the recall if they have all three items below:
- the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
- the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
- the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.
If your infant is experiencing symptoms related to Cronobacter or Salmonella infection, such as poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, grunting breaths, abnormal movements, lethargy, rash, or blood in the urine or stool; contact your health care provider to report their symptoms and receive immediate care.
For more information about this recall, visit FDA.gov.