According to an online news report posted on cbc.ca, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency stated that many Abbott-brand powdered infant formula products are being recalled due to salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. The Government of Canada’s recall warning was issued on its website and stated the recall affects numerous powdered infant formula products. The warning states that Shoppers Drug Mart has already recalled certain Abbott-brand powdered infant formula products from the marketplace due to microbial contamination. The warning states that the infant formula products were once recalled back on February 17, 2022. However, some infant formula product units were sold online in error.
The affected infant formula products include:
- Similac Advance Step 1. Milk-Based Iron-Fortified Infant Formula Powder sold in 964-gram containers.
- Similac Advance Step 2. Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder sold in 964-gram containers.
- Similac Alimentum Step 1 Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder sold in 400-gram containers.
- Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder sold in 658-gram containers.
Abbott Nutrition began to resume manufacturing at its Sturgis, Michigan, factory on June 4, 2022, after the plant was shut down due to bacteria contamination. The infant formula recalls reduced supplies already strained by stockpiling during the COVID-19 shutdowns and supply chain disruptions.
Food that is contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii or salmonella may not smell or look bad but can still cause you to become sick. Cronobacter sakazakii is not typically linked to human sickness. In some rare circumstances, it can cause life-threatening infections. Salmonella can also cause severe illness and can lead to deadly infections in small children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems.
Recalled products should be thrown into the garbage or returned at the place of purchase. People who think they became ill after consuming a recalled product should contact their doctor. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently conducting a food safety investigation, and the results of this investigation could lead to a recall of other products.
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