From the Audrain County Health Department:
Baby formula recalled over concerns of Cronobacter contamination
February 20, 2023
Reckitt is recalling approximately 145,000 cans of ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula because of a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.
According to the company announcement posted by the Food and Drug Administration, all product distributed went through extensive testing and tested negative for the bacteria, and there have been no reported adverse consumer reactions to date.
The recalled product was manufactured between Aug. 2022 and Sept. 2022. The products were distributed through retail stores nationwide in the U.S. and in Guam and Puerto Rico.
· ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula in 12.9 oz containers.
· The batches in question can be identified by the number on the bottom of the can.
· Recalled product batches are ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ both with a UPC Code of 300871214415.
· “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024.”
· The recall involves approximately 145,000 cans.
If parents have any questions, they should consult with their pediatrician.
According to the company, the batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria and this is an isolated situation. After a thorough investigation, the company says they have identified the root cause, which was linked to a material from a third party.
Consumers who purchased ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula should check the bottom of the can to identify whether the batch number is affected. Recalled products should be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
About CronobacterFood contaminated with Cronobacter may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause illness. Although Cronobacter Is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections. Cronobacter can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns. The severe cases often lead to death.