June 4, 2023

Recalled Gerber Good Start Formula Sold After Recall Issued

Recalled Gerber Good Start SoothePro Infant Formula was sold after the recall was first issued on March 27, 2023, so the company is alerting the public. The infant formula was recalled for possible Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. The recalling firm is Perrigo Company. The formula was manufactured at the company's Gateway Eau Claire, Wisconsin manufacturing facility from January 2, 2023 to January 18, 2023. Cronobacter sakazakii is problematic in baby foods, and there have ben several recalls for infant formula for this type of contamination in the past few years. AWG is a cooperative food wholesaler distributing to independently owned supermarkets. This recalled product was distributed from its Nashville Division only to independent retailers located in Alabama, Georgia, … [Read more...]

FDA Strategy to Increase Resilience of Infant Formula Market

The FDA has released a national strategy to increase the resilience of the infant formula market in the United States. Last year, cronobacter illnesses among some infants led to the inspection of Abbott Nutrition's Sturgis, Michigan plant where problems were found, including multiple swabs indicating cronobacter contamination. Many recalls were issued and the plant was closed, which threw the infant formula supply in the United States into chaos. While there was not a match between the contamination in the Abbott plant and the sick infants, the situation highlighted how brittle the supply of powdered infant formula is in this country. In 2022, the Food and Drug Omnibus Reform Act directed the FDA to develop this strategy to help keep the market for this product stable. FDA … [Read more...]

Gerber Good Start SoothePro Formula Recalled For Cronobacter

Gerber Good Start SoothePro powdered infant formula is being recalled for possible Cronobacter contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Perrigo Company of Dublin, Ireland. No distributed product has tested positive for Cronobacter. And no other products manufactured at the facility or any other Perrigo facilities are included in this recall. Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacteria that can sicken infants, especially premature infants, and can cause serious illness. Symptoms of a cronobacter infection include poor feeding, excessive crying, low energy, and fever. If the infection progresses to meningitis or sepsis, symptoms include grunting breaths, unusual cry, pale skin, rapid … [Read more...]

FDA Calls For Enhanced Safety Steps in Powdered Infant Formula

The FDA is calling for enhanced safety steps in powdered infant formula in the wake of the cronobacter crisis in that industry in 2022. Back then, Abbott Nutrition had to close their plant in Sturgis, Michigan that manufactured that formula after cronobacter contamination was found. The whole issue started when four infants were sickened and two died in 2021 and 2022. Those infants were fed powdered infant formula made by Abbott Nutrition. Although cronobacter was found in the Abbott facility, the FDA did not find a connection between the illnesses and the facility. In addition, the FDA found insanitary conditions at that facility. The Abbott facility closed for months after the contamination was found, causing a severe shortage in the infant formula products they made. The FDA … [Read more...]

ProSobee Infant Formula Recalled For Possible Cronobacter

ProSobee Infant Formula that is Simply Plant-Based is being recalled for possible Cronobacter contamination. The recall notice says that the product has been tested and confirmed negative for contaminants, but the recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution because there is a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. There have been no adverse reactions or illnesses received to date. The recalling firm is Reckitt. The recalled product is Enfamil ProSobee brand. The recalled product is Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula that is packaged in 12.9 ounce containers. Two batches are included in this recall, totaling about 145,000 cans. The product was manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022. The infant formula was distributed … [Read more...]

DOJ Starts Criminal Investigation into Abbott Over Formula

According to news reports, the Department of Justice has started a criminal investigation into Abbott Laboratories in relation to the cronobacter contamination at the Abbott plant that caused a shutdown last year and the resulting baby food supply crisis that triggered a severe shortage of powdered baby formula. Cronobacter can cause serious illness in infants and can be deadly. In September 2021, an infant in Minnesota developed a cronobacter infection. Minnesota is the only state in the country that requires reporting this illness. Minnesota officials reported the issue to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).┬áBabies in Ohio and Texas also got sick; the infant in Ohio died. In all, four infants were sickened and two babies died. With more infants sick, FDA … [Read more...]

ByHeart Infant Formula Powder Recalled For Possible Cronobacter

ByHeart Infant formula powder has been recalled for possible Cronobacter contamination. None of the distributed ByHeart products have tested positive for the pathogen. No illnesses or consumer complaints have been received to date. And this recall is not related to ByHeart's manufacturing facility that is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The facility is running. Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recaling five batches of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12 Months for potential cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. The formula is packaged in 24 ounce containers. The formula was distributed directly to consumers in the United States. You can identify the formula by the number that is stamped on the bottom of the can. … [Read more...]

Do Not Feed Mother’s Touch Formula to Infants, Says FDA

Do not feed Mother's Touch Formula to infants, says the FDA. This product was marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the FDA. And it does not meet infant formula nutrient requirements for seven nutrients. The FDA regulates infant formula very strictly. That agency has found that Mother's Touch Formula was not manufactured in compliance with the government's infant formula regulations. It has not been tested to see if it meets the requirements for this type of product, and it contains claims on the label for seven nutrients that do not meet the requirements. The consumption of this formula may cause nutrient deficiencies or toxicity in infants. In addition, this product was not fully tested for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria … [Read more...]

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns Recalled For Pathogens

GFS Canada Split Top Brioche Buns are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Cronobacter and Clostridium botulinum bacteria. These buns were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Ontario. The recalling firm is GFS Canada. The recalled product is 4 Inch Split Top Brioche Style Bun that is packaged in 13.12 pound containers. The code on the product is 2022 OCT 27, and the UPC number that is stamped on the label is 6 11138 50173 6. This product should not be used, sold, or distributed. If you purchased this Split Top Brioche Buns product, throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package inside a secure trash can, or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Cronobacter is a pathogen that usually causes illness in infants and people with … [Read more...]

Piantedosi Baked Products Recalled For Botulism and Cronobacter

Piantedosi baked products are being recalled because they were made with an ingredient, Golden Gloss glaze, that was formulated with recalled Lyons Magnus products. The recall is for possible Cronobacter and botulism contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and no pathogens have been found in Piantedosi baking Company products to date. The recalling firm is Piantedosi Baking Company of Malden, Massachusetts. The Lyons Magnus recall of August 10, 2022 was expanded and the Golden Gloss glaze was used in a limited production of Piantedosi baked products, including dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, and bun products. The recall does not affect any other Piantedosi Baking Company products. You can see pictures of the recalled product labels at the FDA web site. You can see … [Read more...]

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