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Friday, February 18, 2022
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GDA Alerts Consumers to a Voluntary Recall of Infant Formula
Atlanta, GA - The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is alerting Georgia consumers to the voluntary recall of infant formula after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in a Sturgis, Michigan facility.
Georgia consumers should check their homes for Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas with coding on the bottom of the container containing
- the first two digits of the code are between 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.
This product was sold nationwide. Consumers can visit similacrecall.com and type in the code on the bottom of the package, or call +1-800-986-8540 (U.S.) and follow the instructions provided with assistance to finding out if their product is affected by the recall. No action is needed for previously consumed product.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths, and abnormal movements. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should notify your child's healthcare provider and seek medical care for your child immediately. Healthcare providers and health departments are encouraged to report any confirmed cases of Cronobacter sakazakii to CDC.
See the industry recall here.
To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.