Voluntary Recall Issued for Gerber Good Start SoothePro Formula
Formula manufacturer Perrigo Company has recalled certain lots of its Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula over Cronobacter concerns. Find out if your product is affected here.
Perrigo Company, the maker of popular Gerber Good Start formulas, has issued a voluntary recall of certain cans of its Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula “out of an abundance of caution due to the potential presence of Cronobacter sakazakii,” according to a press release issued by the company.
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.
Perrigo assures parents that the batches of formula in question have tested negative for the bacteria and no adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported. Out of an abundance of caution, Perrigo asks caregivers to discard any affected batches. Affected caregivers can call Gerber Parents Resource Center on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690, to receive a refund.
The 12.4, 30.6 and 19.4-ounce Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula purchased after March 5, 2023, may be affected by the recall. You can identify if your product may be a part of the recalled batches by checking the lot number and use-by date on the bottom of each can. Recalled lot numbers are listed on Gerber’s recall website. No other Gerber infant formulas or baby foods have been impacted.
If you have fed your infant recalled Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered 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 Gerber.com.