The Food and Drug Administration and the manufacturer of a non-dairy baby formula recently announced a recall due to concerns that up to 145,000 cans may have been contaminated with bacteria.
Reckitt, best known for its Lysol disinfectant and Air Wick air fresheners, voluntarily recalled two lots of 12.9-ounce cans of Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Food, citing “an abundance of caution.”
The company announced In a statement that the recall was initiated due to “a risk of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.”
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Cronobacter sakazakii is a germ that exists naturally in the environment and can live in starches, powdered milk, herbal teas, and powdered infant formula. While infections in infants are more common than those in adults, getting sick from Cronobacter.
All of the supplied goods, according to Reckitt, “went through rigorous testing and tested negative for the bacterium.”
According to officials, the 12.9-ounce formula cans in question were produced in August and September and sent to retailers all over the United States, including Guam and Puerto Rico.
The officials said the targeted cans bear an expiration date of 1 March of this year and the Universal Product Code 300871214415.
“No illnesses or adverse events have been reported,” the company’s statement read. “We are committed to the highest level of quality and safety and it is for this reason that we have taken this extraordinary measure.”
Reckitt said that the possible contamination “was linked to a material from a third party” and that it has “taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier.”