Due to the potential for cross-contamination with bacteria that can result in severe illness or death, Enfamil’s manufacturer announced the recall of around 145,000 cans of newborn formula.
Although no illnesses or “adverse events” have been recorded, Reckitt, a consumer health and nutrition firm headquartered in the UK, announced over the weekend that it is voluntarily recalling two batches of Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Baby Formula.
The business claimed to have found the source of any possible cronobacter infection and has stopped utilizing the supplier.
According to the United States, Cronobacter infections in babies can be fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The bacteria may live in dry foods like powdered milk, herbal teas, starches, and infant formula and are found naturally in soil, water, and other environmental areas.
Although the powdered baby formula isn’t heated to the same high temperatures as many other foods, it hasn’t been the cause of nearly all prior outbreaks in the U.S. Infants often have fever from Cronobacter, which can occasionally cause serious blood infections or brain enlargement.
A plant operated by Abbott Nutrition that had to be shut down for several months due to contamination issues caused a statewide scarcity of infant formula last year.
Once federal authorities started looking into unusual bacterial infections in four newborns who were fed formula, Abbott recalled several lots of three powdered infant formulae from the factory.
Two of the babies perished.
Nevertheless, the strains of bacteria discovered in the plant did not match the two samples from the babies. Therefore it is not sure that the bacteria originated at the facility.
Customers should check the formula’s package for the most current recall to be sure they didn’t buy the recalled item. Enfamil ProSobee Powder, 12.9 ounce can, with UPC 300871214415; global batch number ZL2HZF or ZL2HZZ; lot number 0670975 or 0670979; and March 1, 2024, expiration date.
Customers can get a full refund by returning the item to the place of purchase. They can also email Reckit to consumer.relations (at) rb.com or give them a call at 1-800-479-0551.