About 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee Baby Formula was recalled due to a risk of deadly infections with Cronobacter bacteria.
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What is the Problem?
About 145,000 cans of Enfamil ProSobee Baby Formula may have been cross-contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacteria that can cause severe, life-threatening infections in babies.
Enfamil ProSobee Baby Formula Recalled Nationwide
In February 2023, Reckitt recalled two batches of ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula (12.9-oz. cans) due to a risk of infections.
Look on the bottom of the can for product information. The recall involves two product batches: ZL2HZF or ZL2HZZ, with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a Use-By Date of “1 Mar 2024.”
Did Any Babies Get Sick?
No infections or adverse events were reported as of February 20, 2023, but Cronobacter sakazakii is very dangerous for infants, according to the recall:
“Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). … Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.”
Signs & Symptoms of Cronobacter Infections in Babies
Parents who fed babies this recalled formula should be vigilant for symptoms of an infection, which may include a fever, poor feeding, excessive crying, very low energy, or sometimes seizures, according to the CDC.
Furthermore, the recall notice warns: “Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths and abnormal movements.”
Cronobacter Outbreaks in Baby Formula
Cronobacter sakazakii is a type of bacteria that can survive in very dry foods, such as powdered baby formula, which is heat-treated by the manufacturer, but not sterile.
There are many steps where powdered baby formula could be contaminated, including manufacturing with contaminated ingredients, unsanitary mixing or processing, packaging, and when a consumer opens the can and feeds it to a baby.
In February 2022, two babies died and 4 were infected with Cronobacter after being fed contaminated batches of Similac® Baby Formula, which led to a massive nationwide recall, as well as dozens of lawsuits and class actions.
Complications of Cronobacter Infections in Babies
Cronobacter infections can cause severe complications for infants under 12 months old, according to the CDC — especially infants under 2 months old, premature infants, or infants with a weak immune system due to an illness or medication.
Some of the most serious complications include:
- Sepsis (bloodstream infections)
- Meningitis (swelling and inflammation of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
- Brain damage or long-lasting neurological problems
- Intestinal infections or Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
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