In early 2022, the FDA investigated four infant illnesses related to Abbott Nutrition baby formula. The CDC and FDA conducted lab testing and an investigation to better understand these reports of illnesses. FDA investigator found the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii in samples.

On February 28, 2022, Abbott Nutrition recalled one lot of Similac PM 60/40 powdered formula (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case) manufactured in Michigan.

Do not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37;
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

The first symptom of this infection in infants is a fever. Other symptoms are poor feeding, excessive crying, or very low energy. Some infants may also have seizures. Infants with these symptoms should be seen immediately by a doctor.

If you have any recalled powdered formula, immediately stop feeding it to your baby. You can return it for a refund at the store where you bought it.

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