UK – Abbott recalls two infant formula powders because of the possible presence of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii

FSA

Abbott has taken the precautionary step of recalling various batches of Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac infant formula powders because of the possible presence of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii. Both products are foods used for special medical purposes for infants, ordinarily to be used under medical supervision. This PRIN is an update to include the possible presence of an additional pathogen and amended date and batch codes.

Product details

Elecare Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 28130Z20
Best before October 2022
Elecare Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 29266Z20
Best before December 2022
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 27937Z26
Best before March 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 28123Z26
Best before April 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 29210Z20
Best before May 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 29280Z26
Best before May 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 30283Z26
Best before June 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 30281Z26
Best before June 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 31410Z20
Best before July 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 31411Z20
Best before July 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 33688Z20
Best before September 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 32431Z20
Best before October 2023
Elecare Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 30374Z20
Best before December 2022
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 34929Z20
Best before October 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 35030Z20
Best before November 2023
Elecare Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 32422Z21
Best before February 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 22333Z26
Best before October 2022
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 23443Z26
Best before November 2022
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 25550Z26
Best before January 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 25564Z26
Best before January 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 26867Z26
Best before February 2023
Alimentum Similac
Pack size 400g
Batch code 27936Z26
Best before March 2023

Risk statement

The potential presence of Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii in the products listed above.

Symptoms caused by Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, although in severe cases may lead to sepsis or meningitis which include symptoms in infants including poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes) and abnormal breaths and movements.

Action taken by the company

Abbott is recalling the above products and have contacted all stores and pharmacies that are supplying these products.

Our advice to consumers

If you have purchased or been prescribed any of the above product batches, do not feed it to your baby and return to the place of purchase. If you have additional questions, please contact Abbott on 01795 580303. If you have any concerns about the health of your baby, please seek medical advice.

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