Three popular baby formulas made by Abbot Nutrition have been recalled after four babies became sick with bacterial infections.
The recall covers select lots of powdered Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas from Abbot’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states – Minnesota, Ohio and Texas, although the product was shipped nationwide.
All four cases required hospitalization and the bacteria may have contributed to the death of one of the infants.
People are advised NOT to use any 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.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, WIC Program users are being notified that they may have been issued affected products. WIC participants should return any of the affected formula to the store or clinic where they received the product.