The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers in eight states that a recalled infant formula was sold after a possible bacteria contamination was discovered. Alabama is one of those states.
Perrigo Co. issued the recall in March over concerns of the possible presence of Cronobacter sakazakii in Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula. The germ can cause serious injury or death in infants by sepsis and meningitis. However, no incidents have been reported, and the recall was voluntary.
The bacteria is the same bacteria that sparked a national shortage in infant formula last year.
Associated Wholesale Grocers distributed the 12.4-ounce version of the product to retailers, and it was later distributed to stores in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The manufactured dates of the recalled products were between January 2 and January 18. “Use by” dates range from July 4, 2024, to July 12, 2024.
“Any consumers who purchased product with matching codes should discontinue use and dispose of the product,” Associated Wholesale Grocers said in a statement.
Consumers may also request a refund.
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