The makers of Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare® have issued a voluntary recall for some of its baby formula products that were produced in the Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The recall affects select powder baby formula from those brands following consumer complaints of illness in babies.
The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:
• 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 child is experiencing any Cronobacter infection symptoms or Salmonella symptoms, you should seek medical care for your child immediately.
Individuals should not use recalled infant formula and contact their health care provider for guidance on alternative infant formula use. If you are a Florida Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program participant, do not use the recalled infant formula and do not discard or throw it out.
Impacted Florida WIC Program participants should contact their local WIC office for information on how to return recalled infant formula for alternative replacements. The Florida Department of Health is also reaching out to Florida WIC Program participants.