INFANT FORMULA RECALL
The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:
Parents can also enter their product lot code on the company’s website to check if it is part of the recall.
- 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.
If you have any of the suspect formula, do not use it. Retain it for a possible return or refund. If your regular formula is not available, contact your child’s healthcare provider for recommendations on changing feeding practices. If needed, purchase a similar product in a different brand until you can contact your provider. First District WIC clients should call their local office to arrange for the purchase of alternate formula. These arrangements must be made BEFORE purchasing formula; no reimbursement can be given for prior purchases.
The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states. All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case.
Additional recall information is available on the FDA website.
The recall does not include liquid formula products or any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas. Consumers should continue to use all product not included in the recall.