February 17, 2020

Incorrect President’s Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Cronobacter

The food recall warning issued on October 6, 2019 has been revised ¬†because it incorrectly identified the President’s Choice ¬†infant formula that was contaminated with Cronobacter. The Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula is NOT potentially contaminated with cronobacter and is no longer subject to a food recall warning.

Instead, results have found that some President’s Choice brand Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula may be contaminated with Cronobacter. Loblaw companies is recalling this formula: President’s Choice Sensitive to Lactose milk-based powdered infant formula, sold in 638 gram packages. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 12994 1, and the codes on the product are EXP 2020 NO 05.

This product was sold nationally and should not be consumed. If you have purchased this newly recalled product, do not give it to your infant. Throw it away in a sealed package, or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Food contaminated with Cronobacter will not look, taste, or smell spoiled. This bacteria is not often linked to human illnesses, but it can cause serious or fatal infections, especially in newborns. The pathogen has been associated with severe intestinal infection called necrotizing enterocolitis, and blood poisoning, or sepsis, especially in newborn babies. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with this recall.

The recall was triggered by CFIA surveillance activities. The government is conducting a food safety investigation which may lead to teh recall of more products. CFIA is making sure that industry is removing this recalled product from the marketplace.

Incorrect President's Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Cronobacter

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