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Similac, Alimentum, EleCare Baby Formula Linked to Deadly Infection Outbreak

Similac, Alimentum, EleCare Baby Formula Linked to Deadly Infection Outbreak

February 17, 2022 — Similac, Alimentum or EleCare baby formulas from a facility in Michigan have been recalled after a deadly infection outbreak in babies.

The FDA has opened an investigation into 4 complaints of infant illnesses linked to powdered baby formulas from Abbott Nutrition’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan, between September 6, 2021 and December 18, 2021.

The complaints include 3 reports of babies who were infected with Cronobacter sakazakii and 1 report of a baby who was infected with Salmonella.

All of the babies had to be hospitalized, and the Cronobacter infection may have contributed to 1 death.

Three brands of powdered infant formula were recalled, including Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare®:

  • Product code: First two digits are 22 through 37, and the code on the container contains “K8,” “SH,” or “Z2”
  • Expiration date: 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

The manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, said that it conducted testing at the Sturgis, Michigan facility and “found evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii in the plant in non-product contact areas. We found no evidence of Salmonella Newport. This investigation is ongoing.”

Babies who are fed powdered baby formula that is contaminated with Salmonella or Cronobacter can develop a deadly case of necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis, meningitis, or other severe side effects.

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