Shoppers Drug Mart issues recall after some recalled Abbott formulas were accidentally sold online

Shoppers Drug Mart is recalling certain Abbott brand powdered infant formula products from because of possible Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella contamination. The products were previously recalled on Feb. 17, 2022 and some units were sold online in error.

This recall was triggered a consumer complaint. 

Between Dec. 1, 2021, and March 3, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received nine reports of infant deaths among babies who were fed powdered infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan.

Recalled products:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Abbott Similac Advance Step 1 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified Infant Formula Powder 964 g 0 55325 00163 8 L28174SH0L36099SH0
Abbott Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder 964 g 0 55325 00164 5 L31496SH0L32642SH0L29186SH0
Abbott Similac Alimentum Step 1 Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder 400 g 0 55325 00061 7 L35026Z26
Abbott Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder 658 g 0 55325 00077 8 L27887SH0L31497SH0

Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled products in their homes or establishments. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned.

More information on Cronobacter and infant formula is available on CDC’s website.

Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). 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 Infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should notify your child’s healthcare provider and seek medical care for your child immediately. Healthcare providers and health departments are encouraged to report any confirmed cases of Cronobacter sakazakii to CDC.

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