Popular baby formula recalled following infant death


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A recall has been issued for multiple powdered infant formulas.

U.S. health officials are saying three popular powdered infant formulas have been linked to bacterial contamination, hospitalizing four babies and killing one.

“The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states,” the agency said in the warning. “All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case.”

Of the reported cases, one of the cases involved salmonella and three involved Cronobacter sakazakiim — a rare but dangerous germ that can cause blood infections and other serious complications.

The FDA has advised consumers 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, Z2
  • The expiration date is 4-1-2022 or later.

To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, visit similacrecall.com and type in the code on the bottom of the package, or call 1-800-986-8540 and follow the instructions provided.