Health authorities warn public about potentially contaminated Similac infant formula

Abbott Laboratories recently announced its recall of some of its products manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan, USA site.

The powder infant formula products were recalled because of possible microbial contamination. The authorities in the USA, are investigating complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured at this facility.

The attached table shows the list of products impacted by the recall. Based on the foregoing, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws, has advised the following: 1. Wholesalers and retailers should check the labels of all Similac infant formula and remove the impacted products from the shelves.

2. Consumers should check all Similac infant formula in their possession. To identify if you have a product affected by the recall, check the number on the bottom of the container. The impacted batch numbers can be found on page 2 of this release.

3. Consumers must discontinue use of products affected by the recall.

4. If your infant has consumed the recalled formula and exhibits fever, diarrhea, poor feeding, listlessness, or any other unusual symptoms, seek medical care for your child immediately.

These precautionary measures are recommended to protect our children from potentially tainted products.

The list of products impacted by the recall is attached on page 2.

Table 1: showing list of products impacted by the recall

PRODUCT NAME AND PRESENTATION BATCH NUMBER

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 22274SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 23391SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 23369SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 25577SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 25681SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 22.5 OZ PWD, 6 CT 26840SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 23.2 OZ PWD 22265SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 23.2 OZ PWD 24461SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 23.2 OZ PWD 24462SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 23.2 OZ PWD 26765SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 23.2 OZ PWD 26795SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 12.4 OZ PWD 22243K800

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 12.4 OZ PWD 34793K800

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 12.4 OZ PWD 34863K800

SIMILAC ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 12.4 OZ PWD 35986K800

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 12.0 oz PWD, 6 CT 32627K800

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE HMO 23.2 OZ PWD, 4CT 22263SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE HMO 23.2 OZ PWD, 4CT 24460SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE HMO 23.2 OZ PWD, 4CT 25600SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE HMO 23.2 OZ PWD, 4CT 26762SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 20.1 OZ PWD, 6 CT 28019SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 20.1 OZ PWD, 6 CT 30302SH00

SIMILAC SENSITIVE INFANT FORMULA 20.1 OZ PWD, 6 CT 30449SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE 20.6OZ PWD, 6CT 28111SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE 20.6OZ PWD, 6CT 28025SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE 20.6OZ PWD, 6CT 29230SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE 20.6OZ PWD, 6CT 30359SH00

SIMILAC ADVANCE 20.6OZ PWD, 6CT 31585SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 20.6 PWD, 4CT 29222SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 20.6 PWD, 4CT 30305SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 20.6 PWD, 4CT 30306SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 20.6 PWD, 4CT 32591SH00

SIMILAC PRO-ADVANCE INFANT FORMULA 20.6 PWD, 4CT 35991SH00

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