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By Greg Barr | | Posted on Feb 19, 2022

Contaminated Baby Formula Recalled

Certain powdered infant formula products have been linked to dangerous bacterias, including Cronobacter sakazakii and salmonella. Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas manufactured by Abbott Nutrition’s Facility in Sturgis, Michigan have been recalled by the manufacturer, Abbott, due to ongoing investigations by the FDA.

Dangerous Bacteria Found in Abbott’s Facility

The FDA reported on February 17, 2022, that several environmental samples taken at the Abbott facility in Sturgis, Michigan, tested positive for the Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. The FDA also found internal records documenting environmental contamination with the same bacteria.

 Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections

  • Severe, life-threatening sepsis
  • Meningitis
  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Fever

 Baby Formulas Involved in Recall

Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas where:

  • 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 (APR 2022) or later.

 Our Lawyers Can Help

If your infant or the infant of a loved one consumed formula involved in the recall and became ill, the experienced attorneys at Ben Martin Law Group can help you get answers and justice. Call our firm at (214) 761-6641 or contact us for a free, confidential consultation. There is no obligation when you contact us. We will be able to explain your legal rights and the next steps toward holding the manufacturers accountable for the preventable devastation your family has suffered.