Cans of baby formula recalled over contamination risk
Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) has voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder, a specialty infant formula for cows milk allergy.
12.6 and 19.8 oz cans have been recalled from the U.S market due to the possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii in product sampled outside the U.S.
MJN reiterated that all product in question went through extensive testing by MJN and tested negative for the bacteria.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.
Nutramigen in 12.6 and 19.8 oz containers was manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July, and August 2023. Based on the limited availability of the remaining stock of this special infant formula, it is believed that much, if not all, of the products recalled in the United States have been consumed. There are no reports of illnesses or adverse events to date.
The products were distributed through retail stores nationwide. The batches in question can be identified by the batch code on the bottom of the can.
The following recalled product batch codes and can size associated with each batch were distributed in the U.S.:
- ZL3FHG (12.6 oz cans);
- ZL3FMH (12.6 oz cans);
- ZL3FPE (12.6 oz cans);
- ZL3FQD (12.6 oz cans);
- ZL3FRW (19.8 oz cans); and
- ZL3FXJ (12.6 oz cans).
The products have a UPC Code of 300871239418 or 300871239456 and “Use By Date” of “1 Jan 2025”.
No other U.S. distributed Nutramigen batches or other Reckitt products are impacted.
Consumers who purchased Nutramigen should check the bottom of the can to identify whether the batch number is affected. Product with the batch codes listed above should be disposed of and a refund requested. .