The Makers of Enfamil Recall 145,000 Cans of Plant-Based Formula
Reckitt, the maker of popular Enfamil formulas, has issued a voluntary recall of 145,000 cans of its ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula “due to a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii,” according to a press release issued this morning.
Cronobacter is the same bacteria that was at the center of Abbott Nutrition’s factory shutdown in February of 2022. The bacteria can cause rare but life-threatening infections in newborns.
Reckitt assures parents that the two batches of formula in question have tested negative for the bacteria and no adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported. The bacteria was found after a thorough investigation in which the company “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,” Reckitt said in a press release.
Out of an abundance of caution, Reckitt asks caregivers to discard the two affected batches or return the products for a full refund. The 12.9-ounce ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula containers were sold between August and September 2022 and distributed nationwide through retail stores.
You can identify if your product may be a part of the recalled batches by checking the number on the bottom of each can. Recalled product batches are ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024.” No other ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula batches or other Reckitt products have been impacted.
If you have fed your infant ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula, get in touch with your pediatrician if you have any concerns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, while very rare, Cronobacter illness in infants usually starts with fever and poor feeding, excessive crying, very low energy and possible seizures. If you notice these symptoms, you should seek out medical help right away.
You can learn more about the recall at Enfamil.com.
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