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Baby formula with potential bacterial contamination

Another recall of baby formula is prompted

by potential bacterial contamination

Reckitt recalls infant formula due to potential bacterial contamination


Abbott receives a notice from the FTC regarding information on infant formula products.

The Federal Trade Commission issued a civil investigative demand to Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) in January about an investigation into the businesses that submitted bids for contracts to manufacture women's, babies', and children's formula.


Last year, as a shortage brought on by pandemic-related supply chain concerns increased, panicked parents cleared baby formula aisles at grocery stores. The recall of formulas made at an Abbott facility in Michigan due to complaints of bacterial illnesses.

According to The Hill, the baby formula maker Reckitt is "voluntarily recalling" some batches due to potential Cronobacter sakazaki bacterial contamination.


According to reports, Abbott Laboratories received a civil investigative demand from the FTC over its infant formula products.


The (NEXSTAR) Baby formula is being voluntarily recalled by nutrition product manufacturer Reckitt because it may have been infected with Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacterium that can be fatal to small children.


Because of "an excess of caution," the firm is recalling two batches of ProSobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant-Based Baby Food, despite the fact that "every product delivered went through comprehensive testing and tested negative for the bacteria," according to the company.


The same bacteria, Cronobacter sakazakii, infected many newborns last year, prompting an FDA inquiry of the formula manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. Abbott has denied any connection between the two tragedies, in which youngsters lost their lives. Abbott caused a statewide shortage of infant formula by voluntarily recalling products and closing a plant for several months.


About 145,000 cans of the Reckitt goods that are being recalled were sold at retail establishments all over the country, as well as in Guam and Puerto Rico. ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ, both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a "Use By Date" of "1 Mar 2024," are the product batches that have been recalled.


According to Reckitt, no illnesses have been reported as of 19.02.2023. The questioned batches' Cronobacter and other tests came out negative.


Abbott has denied any connection between the two tragedies, in which youngsters lost their lives, Abbott caused a statewide shortage of infant formula by voluntarily recalling products and closing a plant for several months.


About 145,000 cans of the Reckitt goods that are being recalled were sold at retail establishments all over the country, as well as in Guam and Puerto Rico. ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ, both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a "Use By Date" of "1 Mar 2024," are the product batches that have been recalled.


This is a rare incident, as the batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other microorganisms. We have located the root problem, which was connected to content from a third party, after a careful study. We have implemented all necessary corrective measures, such as ceasing to purchase this material from the supplier.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii can survive in dry foods including starches, herbal teas, powdered milk, and infant formula. Although infections are uncommon, they can affect newborns and cause meningitis, which causes swelling around the spinal cord or in the linings surrounding the brain, or sepsis, a deadly blood infection.


The bacteria can also spread throughout the body and cause damage to the bowel. Recalled formula cans should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Reckitt can be reached at 1-800-479-0551 or via email at consumer.relations@rb.com if you have any additional inquiries.(Kaiser Health News)

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