October 24, 2021

HiPP Infant Formula Is Recalled For Insufficient Iron Levels

HiPP Infant formula is recalled for insufficient iron content and mislabeling. In addition, the company Able Groupe, did not submit required pre-market notifications for these new formulas to the FDA as required by law. These formulas are products that are intended to be complete or partial substitutes for human milk for children 12 months old and younger. The recalled products include HiPP Comfort Milk Formula, HiPP Dutch Stage 1 Combiotic Infant Milk Formula, HiPP HA Germany Hypoallergenic Stage PRE Combiotic Infant Milk Formula, HiPP German Stage 1 Combiotic Infant Milk Formula, Holle Bio Stage 1 Organic Infant Milk Formula, Holle Bio Stage PRE Organic Infant Milk Formula, Lebenswert Anfangsmilch Stage 1 Organic Infant Milk Formula, and HiPP UK Stage 1 Combiotic First Infant Milk … [Read more...]

Designed By Nature Powder Formulas Recalled For Mislabeling

Designed by Nature of California is recalling three types of Designed by Nature Powder Formulas because they are not intended to be used as infant formulas. There are no reports of injury or illness reported to the company to date in association with the use of these three products. The company is going to change their labeling to make it clear that these products cannot be used as infant formulas. They are advising parents and caregivers of infants 12 months old and young to not feed them to infants because they are deficient in multiple nutrients that are required in the makeup of infant formulas. In addition, the products have not been tested for the presence of Cronobacter, which is a pathogen that can be very dangerous for infants. All infant formula in the U.S. must be tested … [Read more...]

FDA Tells Parents: Do Not Make Homemade Infant Formula

The FDA is warning parents: do not make homemade infant formula, since it is difficult to achieve the correct proportions and amounts of nutrients that babies need for proper growth and development. The government has received reports of infants who have been hospitalized because they are suffering from low calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Those babies had been fed homemade infant formula. Officials are asking parents or caregivers of infants who have consumed homemade infant formula to contact their healthcare provider and report symptoms to their local Health Department, or file a report through FDA's Voluntary Medwatch form. Homemade infant formula is not the same as homemade baby food. The problem is that infant formula is the only source of nutrition for infants. This product … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

President’s Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula Recalled

President's Choice Lower Iron Powdered Infant Formula is being recalled in Canada for Cronobacter. This product was sold nationally at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled product is President's Choice Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula, sold in 900 gram containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 69839 3, and the codes are EXP 2021 AU 29. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. A food safety investigation is being conducted, which may lead to the recall of more products. Cronobacter does not change the taste, smell, texture or appearance of food. This bacteria is not usually linked to human illnesses, but it can case fatal infections. It is associated … [Read more...]

Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Recalled For Foreign Material

Perrigo Company is recalling about 23,338 containers of 35 ounce, 992 gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron because there may be foreign material in the product, more specifically, pieces of metal. This could pose a choking hazard, or mouth injury hazard. A single lot of the product is recalled. No adverse events have been reported to the company to date. This recall is being issued "out of an abundance of caution" after a consumer report was received. The recalled product is Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product was sold exclusively at Walmart. The lot number of the product is C26EVFV. The formula is sold in 35 ounce (992 gram) containers. The use by date on the formula is February 26, 2021, … [Read more...]

FDA Alerts Consumers About Bobbie Baby Infant Formula

The FDA has issued a health alert to consumers about Bobbie Baby infant formula. The product was manufactured in Germany and exported to the United States. The products do not provide adequate nutrition levels for some infants. The babies most at risk include infants who are born prematurely or with a low birth weight, with low iron levels at birth, and for those who are at risk for becoming iron deficient due to illness. Inadequate iron intake can lead to iron deficiency anemia, which can cause irreversible damage to cognitive and functional development. The recalled product is Bobbie Milk-Based Powder Companion Formula. The product is sold in a 14.1 ounce (400 gram) packages. The packaging is in green and brown cardboard boxes, with 2, 4, or 8 unites per box, with the Bobbie logo. … [Read more...]

PediaSmart Dairy Vanilla Recalled for Product Measurement Problem

Nature’s One of Lewis Center, OH has issued a recall for PediaSmart Dairy Vanilla complete nutrition beverage powder because of product measurement problems. The included scoop is too small and will result in delivering only 60 percent of the nutritional content. Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it. The recalled product was sold in 12.7 ounce cans, with UPC7 16514 88101 0 and best by date 1 DEC 2017. Click the preceding link for more detailed information.     … [Read more...]

Nanoparticles Found in Baby Formula

According to Friends of the Earth, infant formulas sold in the United States contain nanoparticles, which are very small compounds. Research shows that these nanoparticles may pose threats to human health. Friends of the Earth commissioned independent lab analysis that found these particles in six infant formulas that were tested. These nanoparticles are not indicated on the label and they are not regulated by the FDA. The FDA is supposed to regulate baby formulas and making sure they are safe, but the government does not approve the safety of infant formulas before they are marketed.. They only require that the formulas meet nutritional requirements and are screened for pathogens. The rules don't include screening for potentially toxic synthetic ingredients. The products that … [Read more...]

CDC Informs About Cronobacter in Infant Formula

Last week, the CDC issued a new report informing consumers about the possible presence of Cronobacter, formerly called Enterobacter sakazaki, a pathogen found in the environment that can survive under very dry conditions. Bacteria usually need a certain amount of free water in food products to survive. This bacteria has been found in the past in powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches, which are foods not usually associated with bacterial contamination. The government is especially concerned about infants, who are more susceptible to serious complications from bacterial infections. In fact, Cronobacter infections are often deadly in young infants. Three are only about 4 to 6 cases from Cronobacter every year in infants, but reporting this illness isn't … [Read more...]

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