Similac baby formula recall

ABBOT PARK, Ill. — Baby formula manufacturer Abbott is initiating a voluntary recall of powder formulas after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured manufactured by Abbot.

The recall includes:

  • All Similac Total Comfort and Spit-Up, Alimentum, and Elecare (Infant and Jr) powders are affected
  • Some Similac Advance and Sensitive powders are affected
  • Recall does not include Isomil and Neosure
  • Recall does not include liquid formulas (ready-to-feed and concentrate)

Abbott is working quickly to resolve this issue and provide replacement formula.

What Parents and Caregivers Should Do

Identify if your formula is affected by the recall. There is a multi-digit number on the bottom of the container:

  • 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.

Do not use the recalled formula.

Exchange the recalled formula at the store if unaffected product is available. Stores may be limiting the number of cans you can exchange. Stores may have removed all formula to sort out those affected by the recall and will replace soon.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.