USA – Baby formula recalled after 4 infants in 3 states fall ill

Washington Post

The FDA says the powered formulas were linked to bacterial infections and made at a Michigan plant.

The four cases occurred in Ohio, Minnesota and Texas. However, FDA press officer Veronika Pfaeffle said the formulas made at the Sturgis facility “can be found across the United States and were likely exported to other countries as well.”

Cronobacter is a bacteria that can cause severe infections, including inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord, known as meningitis. Its symptoms include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, labored breathing and abnormal movements. Salmonella can cause digestive illness and fever, commonly presenting itself in the form of diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Both conditions can be life-threatening for children.

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