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Abbott Recall of Similac, Alimentum and Elecare

We have been advised of a voluntary recall of Similac standard infant formulas as well as Alimentum and Elecare.
Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.   Abbott is voluntarily recalling these products after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in this facility.  While Abbott's testing of finished product detected no pathogens, we are taking action by recalling the powder formula manufactured in this facility with an expiration of April 1, 2022, or later.
No Abbott liquid formulas, powder formulas, or nutrition products from other facilities are impacted by the recall.

FDA is Advising not to use certain  powdered infant formulas produced at Abbotts Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility

The FDA Advisory is attached.

The FDA is advising consumers 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 (APR 2022) or later.

Participants can check their lot number to determine if there product is recalled at this link: Product Lookup (similacrecall.com)

Assisting WIC Participants with the Recall:

  • Advise participants who have powdered Similac Advance, Total Comfort, Sensitive, Spit Up and Isomil, Alimentum or Elecare to check their lot numbers.   They may use this site  Product Lookup (similacrecall.com) to check their lot number.
  • Advise that products that not recalled, are safe to consume.
  • Remind those who have recalled formula, that it is not safe to make homemade formula or dilute formula to stretch it.


For Participants who have recalled formula:

  • WIC formula cannot be returned to the store for a refund.
  • Participants should contact Similac 1-800-986-8540  or via Product Lookup (similacrecall.com)
  • The State WIC Office is continuing to have discussions with USDA and Abbott to address the issue.  
  • Participants with SNAP benefits may use SNAP to purchase formula.


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