USA – Baby formula recall expands to include Similac PM after another baby dies of Cronobacter

USA Today

Abbott Nutrition’s baby formula recall has been expanded to include one lot of Similac PM 60/40.

The Food and Drug Administration said in an update Monday that health officials were investigating an additional illness of Cronobacter sakazakii with exposure to powdered infant formula produced at the company’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. That baby also died of Cronobacter.

“The most recent patient was reported to have consumed Abbott Nutrition’s Similac PM 60/40 product with the lot code 27032K800 prior to Cronobacter sakazakii infection,” the FDA said.

Similac PM is considered “a specialty formula for certain infants who would benefit from lowered mineral intake.” It was not included in the previous recall for select lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas announced Feb. 17.

RECALL DATABASE:  Check USA TODAY’s recall resource for the latest updates

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