CANADA – Nestle Good Start Soothe Infant Formula, in one specific lot, was voluntarily recalled after concerns about possible bacterial contamination prompted the decision.

The distributor, Perrigo Corporation, has announced the recall of GerberGood Start Soothe due to the possible presence of the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii

The salmonella-like bacteria triggered an infant-nutrition crisis in the United States last year after it was found in goods, sickening children and resulting in the temporary closure of a key supplier, Abbott Laboratories’ Michigan factory.

On its website, the Canadian government confirmed the Nestlé product recall, saying that the contaminated formula was distributed nationally in Canada in 942-gram containers with the lot numbers 301757651Z, 301757652Z, and 301857651Z, and best-before dates of July 18 and 19, 2024.

In the United States, 13 additional lots across three package sizes have been recalled.

The items were produced between January 2nd the 18th.

The Perrigo Company, based in Ireland, stated on Friday (17 March) saying that no illnesses have been recorded in connection with the formula and that no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of the bacteria.

According to Perrigo, it is cooperating with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to get the recalled goods off shop shelves and also alert customers who have them. The US Food and Drug Administration has been consulted as part of this recall’s implementation in the country (FDA).

Perrigo has maintained that the recall does not affect any other products made at the facility or any of the company’s other sites.

According to a statement from Perrigo, “We have numerous regulatory approved procedures throughout the manufacturing process to control for Cronobacter sakazakii. Every batch of infant formula is tested to make certain it meets stringent nutritional, safety, quality, and regulatory requirements. As part of our rigorous protocols to protect the safety of families and infants, we are proactively taking this action.”

Most healthy adults show no symptoms from exposure to Cronobacter sakazakii; however, infants younger than two months of age or with compromised immune systems may develop fever, poor feeding, excessive crying, or low energy.

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