Which baby formulas have been recalled?

POPULAR US baby formulas are being recalled over concerns they could be contaminated.

Health officials have advised anyone purchasing the affected products to avoid using them.

Similac is one of the brands of infant formula recalled


Similac is one of the brands of infant formula recalledCredit: Alamy

Why is infant formula recalled?

Infant formulas have been recalled amid reports that four infants became ill with a “serious infection”.

Three babies were infected with Cronobacter sakazakii and one was infected with Salmonella Newport.

Cases were reported in Minnesota, Ohio and Texas, FDA confirmed.

All four cases required hospitalization and there is concern that Cronobacter may have contributed to one death.

Cronobacter can cause sepsis, meningitis, temperature changes, and intestinal damage, while symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Which baby formulas have been recalled?

On Thursday, February 18, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall order for certain Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered formula manufactured at the Abbott Nutrition plant in Sturgis, Michigan. .

Officials recommend that parents avoid products that include all of the following.

  • The first two digits on the code are 22-37
  • The code on the box is K8 SH or Z2.
  • Expiration date is April 2022 or later.

According to Abbott, no liquid formula, powdered milk or nutritional products from other establishments are affected by the recall.

The company also issued a voluntary recall and the products were tested, none of which were found to be positive for the bacteria.

Health officials believe stock distributed from a supplier in Michigan may be contaminated


Health officials believe stock distributed from a supplier in Michigan may be contaminatedCredit: Alamy

Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, said: “Because this is a product used as the sole source of nutrition for many of our nation’s infants and young children, the FDA should very concerned about these reports of infections.

“We want to reassure the public that we are working diligently with our partners to investigate complaints regarding these products, which we have noticed include infant formula manufactured manufactured at this facility, while we work to resolve this safety concern as quickly as possible.”

How do I get compensated?

Abbott has apologized for the “inconvenience,” but has yet to disclose details on how to claim compensation.

Joe Manning, Abbott executive vice president, added: “We deeply regret what this situation will entail for parents, carers and healthcare professionals.”

Americans can find more information at, where they can search a product’s code to see if it’s affected.

You can also call 1-800-986-8540 and follow the instructions provided.

At the time of writing, the FDA says that investigations are still ongoing. Which baby formulas have been recalled?


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