Similac, other ingredients from the Michigan factory, have been recalled after suffering illness

Similac, other ingredients from the Michigan factory, have been recalled after suffering illness ...

After four babies were diagnosed with bacterial infections, three popular Baby Formulas from Abbot Nutrition have been recalled.

The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas, despite the purchase of the product. All four cases requiring hospitalization may have been contributed to the death of one infant.

The FDA is conducting an onsite inspection of the facility.

"As this is a product used as a sole source of nutrition for many newborns and infants, the FDA is extremely concerned about these reports of bacterial infections," stated Frank Yiannas, the FDA's deputy commissioner for food policy and response. "We're committed to constantly monitoring our partners in order to investigate complaints related to these products, which we recognize include infant formula available at this facility, while we strive to alleviate this safety concern as quickly as possible."

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Other products made by the manufacturer, including liquid formulas or metabolic deficiency nutrition formulations, are not affected.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, WIC Program users are being informed that they may have received affected products. WIC participants should return any of the affected formula to the store or WIC clinic where they purchased the product.

Cronobacter can cause life-threatening illnesses or meningitis. Symptoms include poor feeding, irritability, temperature fluctuations, jaundice, grunting breaths, and unusual movements. Salmonella may also cause gastrointestinal illness, fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Parents should contact their child's healthcare provider if they have discovered any of these symptoms.

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