UPDATE 2/25 – USDA Press Release
URGENT RECALL: Abbott has issued a recall for Similac powder formulas manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. These formulas may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.
DO NOT feed your baby formula if it is included in this recall.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis. 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.
- Return your formula (opened and unopened) cans to Similac (Abbott Nutritionals). You can contact Abbott at 1-800-986-8540 or SmilicaRecall.com.
- Return your recalled formula (opened and unopened) can to the store where you purchased it for an exchange for a similar size, type or form..