Similac Recall

URGENT RECALL: Abbott has issued a recall for Similac powder formulas manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. These formulas may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Visit or call 1-800-986-8540 to find out if your formula is included.

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.

WIC Participants:
If you have purchased recalled infant formula (Similac Advance, Similac Sensitive, Similac Total Comfort, and Similac for Spit Up, Alimentum, or Elecare), with WIC benefits, you may:
  • 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.



  • Return your formula (opened and unopened) cans to your WIC clinic for replacement WIC benefits. 
For additional information, please view these announcements from FDA Announcement and the Abbott press release.
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