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(Washington, DC) Today, DC Health is advising parents and caregivers of infants to not use infant formula that has been recalled by the FDA for possible bacterial contamination.
Abbott Nutrition announced on February 17, that it is voluntarily recalling infant powdered formula produced at their Sturgis facility in Michigan. This includes Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare brand formula. The FDA’s full press release can be found here.
DC Health is advising consumers not to use Similac Advance, Similac Sensitive, Similac Total Comfort, Similac for Spit Up, Alimentum, EleCare Infant, and EleCare Jr. powdered formula if:
The code is printed on the product packaging near the expiration date (see product images
below). If the formula can does not include all three, then it is not affected by the recall and is safe to continue using. To check if the lot number is included in the recall, go to similacrecall.com/us/en/product-lookup.html.
Lot number locationLot number location
Recalled Formula
Formula Alternative
Similac Advance
Enfamil Infant
Enfamil NeuroPro Infant
Enfamil Enspire
Other Cows Milk Formulas
Similac Sensitive
Enfamil NeuroPro Sensitive
Gerber Good Start Gentle
Other Cows Milk Formulas
Recalled Formula
Formula Alternative
Similac Total Comfort
Enfamil Gentleease
Enfamil NeuroPro Gentlease
Enfamil Enspire Gentleease
Enfamil Reguline
Gerber Good Start GentlePro
Gerber Good Start SoothPro
Other Cows Milk Formulas
Similac for Spit Up
Enfamil AR
DC Health reminds parents and caregivers that infant formula should never be diluted. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the can to prepare formula. Learn more here. Additionally, parents and caregivers should not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.
DC Health is in the process of alerting local WIC providers and WIC families of the voluntary recall. WIC families are encouraged to call their clinic if they cannot get resolution from the store. WIC local agency contact information is located on the DC WIC website at dcwic.org/wic-locations.
Use our DC Health Service Telephone Directory to view the telephone numbers for various DC Health services.
The DC Health and Wellness Center provides free and confidential clinical services for persons over 13 years of age and older.
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