In February 2022, a massive amount of Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Infant Formula was recalled due to a deadly outbreak of Cronobacter infections.
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What is Alimentum?
Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Infant Formula is a brand of powdered baby formula that is designed to be fed to babies who have trouble digesting cow’s milk-based formulas. Alimentum is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories.
Alimentum Baby Formula Recall
In February 2022, Abbott Laboratories recalled Similac, Alimentum and EleCare baby formulas that were manufactured at a facility in Sturgis, Michigan, after they were linked to a deadly outbreak of Cronobacter infections in babies.
How Many Babies Got Sick?
At least 4 babies were infected with Cronobacter in Texas, Ohio and Minnesota between September 16, 2021 and January 5, 2022, including 2 babies in Ohio who died, according to the CDC outbreak investigation. The babies were fed Similac Sensitive, Similac Pro-total Comfort, Similac Advance, and Similac PM 60/40 before falling ill.
List of Recalled Alimentum Products
The following products are included in the recall if they have all three items below:
- the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
- the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
- the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later
Abbott Infant Formula Powder
Abbott Similac Alimentum
Abbott Similac Alimentum Allergies & Colic Hypoallergenic Infant Formula
Abbott Similac Alimentum with 2′-FL HMO
Abbott Similac Alimentum Eye Q Plus
Abbott Similac Alimentum HMO
Abbott Alimentum HMO
Abbott Similac Alimentum infant formula
Abbott Similac Alimentum Infant Formula with Iron
Abbott Similac Alimentum Toddler Drink
What is Cronobacter?
Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacteria that can survive in very dry places, such as powdered infant formula or powdered milk. Infections are very rare, but they are often deadly for babies.
What is the Risk?
The infection can spread beyond the digestive system to the blood, causing a severe bloodstream infection (sepsis) or inflammation of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). In very young babies, Cronobacter infections can also cause a life-threatening intestinal complication called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).
Symptoms of Cronobacter Infections
The symptoms of a Cronobacter infection in babies can include:
- Very low energy
- Poor feeding
- Temperature changes
- Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
- Grunting breaths
- Abnormal movements
- Brain damage
- Intestinal damage
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