Graceleigh, Inc. doing business as Sammy’s Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because it may contain Cronobacter. This bacteria can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants. The formula may also not provide nutritional levels of iron. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Cronobacter occurs naturally in the environment and it survives in very dry conditions. The CDC usually receives notice of about 4 to 6 cases of Cronobacter infections in infants every year. Infants younger than 2 months are most likely to develop meningitis if they are infected with Cronobacter. Premature infants and babies with weakened immune systems are also at increased risk for serious complications from this infection.
The recalled product is 12.84 ounce white plastic containers of Sammy’s Milk. All lot numbers are recalled. The product has expiration dates of 11/2016 to 8/2018. It was distributed in California to Mother’s Markets retailers and through nationwide direct delivery from SammysMilk.com.
Cronobacter infections in infants usually start with fever. Other symptoms include poor feeding, crying, and very low energy. Any infants with these symptoms should immediately be taken to a doctor.
This recall was launched because the FDA determined that Sammy’s Milk is being marketed as an Infant Formula, and is not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations. Testing to confirm that there is no Cronobacter in the product was not performed. These tests are required for infant food in the United States.
If you purchased Sammy’s Milk, do not feed it to your baby. Take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.