The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is advising the public that a number of recalled infant formulas have been found on local supermarket shelves.
Therefore, the Division is “strongly warning consumers not to use certain infant formulas made by Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan, facility….”
The matter has been referred to the Central Board of Health for necessary action in removing and discarding the product.
The manufacturer has already advised parents to discard any affected formula.
Specifically, parents are asked not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas if “the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37, and the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2, and the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (April 2022) or after.”
In a press release, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it is investigating consumer complaints of certain strains of bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections such as sepsis or meningitis.
Parents wishing to verify whether the baby formula they are using is included in this recall can visit similacrecall.com and type in the code that is located at the bottom of the container.
Consumers are also advised to contact their physician if they have any questions or concerns or have experienced any problems related to using these infant formulas.
“For refunds, consumers should contact the place of purchase,” the Division advises.