Gerber infant formula recalled over potential Cronobacter contamination

Perrigo Company plc, Dublin, Ireland, is recalling certain batches of Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula in the United States that were manufactured at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisconsin manufacturing facility from 2-18 January 2023. The product is being recalled due to potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination.

This product is sold at retailers throughout the United States

Consumers who purchased the product after March 5, 2023 should look for the following lot codes and “use by” dates, which can be found on the bottom of the package.

All consumers who have purchased products with matching codes should stop using and dispose of the product.

Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 12.4 oz:
300357651Z – USE BY 04 JULY 2024
300457651Z – USE BY 05 JULY 2024
300557651Z – USE BY 06 JULY 2024
300557652Z – USE BY 06 JULY 2024
300757651Z – USE BY 08 JULY 2024
300857651Z – USE BY 09 JULY 2024
301057651Z – USE BY 11 JUL 2024
301057652Z – USE BY 11 JUL 2024
301157651Z – USE BY 12 JUL 2024

Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 30.6 oz:
301357652Z – USE BY JUL 14, 2024
301457652Z – USE BY 15 JUL 2024
301557651Z – USE BY 16 JUL 2024

Gerber Good® Start® SootheProTM 19.4 oz:
301557652Z – USE BY 16 JUL2024I

According to the company’s recall published by the Food and Drug Administration, no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of this bacteria, no adverse reactions have been reported, and no other products manufactured at this facility or any other of Perrigo’s facilities are affected by this recall. .

Consumers can request a refund for affected products and find more information about Gerber® Good Start® by contacting the Gerber Parent Resource Center on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690 any time 24/7. Consumers with health-related questions should contact their healthcare provider.

This recall is being conducted in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About Cronobacter
Food contaminated with Cronobacter may not look or smell spoiled, but can still cause illness. Although Cronobacter is not commonly associated with human disease, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections. Cronobacter can cause rare infections of the bloodstream and central nervous system and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns. Severe cases often lead to death.

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