145,000 cans of baby formula recalled over contamination risk
Reckitt, a producer of nutrition products, announced that it has chosen to voluntarily recall two select batches of ProSobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula cans due to a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.
All product distributed went through extensive testing and tested negative for the bacteria.
ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula in 12.9 oz containers was manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022.
The products were distributed through retail stores nationwide in the US, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The batches in question can be identified by the number on the bottom of the can.
Recalled product batches are ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024.” The recall involves approximately 145,000 cans.
A statement read: “We are committed to the highest level of quality and safety and it is for this reason that we have taken this extraordinary measure. The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria and this is an isolated situation.
“After a thorough investigation, we have identified the root cause, which was linked to a material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier.
“The health and safety of infants is our highest priority. All of our products undergo rigorous and industry leading quality tests and checks to ensure that they meet or exceed all standards set by regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organisation and the US Food and Drug Administration.
“It is for this reason that we have the highest level of confidence in the safety and quality of every infant formula we make.”