Recall alert: More Similac baby formula added to recall list

Abbott Nutrition is adding another lot of Similac baby formula to an already extensive list of recalled formulas.

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Similac PM 60/40 powdered infant formula with the case lot code 27032K800 or 27032K80 for individual cans was added to the earlier recall of formulas issued on Feb. 17, CNN and the Food and Drug Administration said.

The FDA said a child had eaten the Similac PM 60/40 before getting a Cronobacter sakazakii infection. The baby had died and the infection could have been a contributing factor, the Food and Drug Administration said, according to CNN.

None of the Similac PM 60/40 that was recalled on Monday tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii.

Similac PM varieties are made for infants “who would benefit from lowered mineral intake,” USA Today reported.

The company said that other products that it produces should not be used if the lot code starts with 22 through 37; the code on the container has K8, AH or Z2; and if the product has an expiration date of April 1, 2022, or later, CNN reported.

>>Previous coverage: FDA warns against using 3 powdered baby formulas linked to infections

So far there have been four reports of Cronobacter sakazakii infections in infants. There has also been a report of a Salmonella Newport infection connected to produce made at a Sturgis, Michigan, facility.

An infection caused by Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria can cause an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine with symptoms including abnormal movements, grunting breaths, irritability, jaundice, lethargy, poor feeding, rash, temperature changes and blood in the urine or stool, the FDA said.

Last month, Abbott recalled some Alimentum, Similac and EleCare baby formulas made at the Sturgis facility, Reuters reported.

Liquid formula is not part of the recall and neither are products made at other facilities, USA Today reported.

For more information on the recall and to find out if the formula you have purchased is part of the alert, visit Similacrecall.com.

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