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Abbott Formula Recall

Updated May 16, 2022

Abbott voluntarily issued a recall of powdered formulas including Similac Advance®, Similac Total Comfort®, Similac for Spit-Up®, Similac Sensitive®, Similac Alimentum®, Similac EleCare®, and Similac PM 60/40® that were manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners investigated consumer complaints and/or reports received by FDA from 9/20/2021 to 1/11/2022, of Cronobacter infection among infants who were reported to have consumed powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI, facility.

On May 12, 2022, CDC announced that its investigation is closed, with no additional cases identified as part of the investigation. Although CORE is no longer investigating this incident, the FDA established an Incident Management Group (IMG) on April 1, 2022, to continue to work on supply chain and food safety issues.

What Parents Should Do

For Similac Advance®, Similac Total Comfort®, Similac for Spit-Up®, Similac Sensitive®, Similac Alimentum®, Similac EleCare®:

Check the lot number on the bottom of the can for three things. Recalled products will…

  • begin with the first two digits of 22 through 37; and
  • contain K8, SH, or Z2; and
  • the expiration date is 4/1/2022 or later.

For Similac PM 60/40®:

Check the lot number for the following. At this time, this is the only type and lot of this specialty formula being recalled.

  • Code 27032K80 (individual cans)
  • Code 27032K800 (cases)

Parents may also check the lot number for the formula by going to Abbott’s recall website – Product Lookup (similacrecall.com)

WIC powdered formula products that may be affected: 

  • 12.4 oz Similac Advance powder  
  • 12.5 oz Similac Sensitive powder  
  • 12.6 oz Similac Total Comfort powder 
  • 12.5 oz Similac for Spit Up powder 
  • EleCare Infant powder 
  • EleCare Jr powder  
  • Alimentum powder 
  • Similac PM 60/40 powder

Do not purchase or use powdered infant formulas that are recalled. 

Important Facts:

  • The recall does not affect all Abbott products.
  • You can continue to safely use all products not effected by the recall. 
  • The recall does not include liquid formula or ready-to-use products.

Learn about additional steps you can take to make sure you are feeding your baby safely here.

If you have recalled WIC Formula find more information and options here.

To read the full recall from Abbott, please click here.