Voluntary recall for Alimentum and EleCare powder formula (Abbott)

Update 23/02/22: additional batches added to recall highlighted in red below, updated recall can be found here


MHRA have notified that Abbott has issued a proactive voluntary food standards agency recall of some powder formulas – Alimentum and EleCare. This follows a recall in the United States after four consumer complaints relating to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula. Retained samples related to the three complaints for Cronobacter sakazakii tested negative for Cronobacter sakazakii. And the retained sample related to the complaint for Salmonella Newport tested negative for Salmonella Newport.

The MHRA urges healthcare professionals to contact all patients who have been dispensed the impacted batches immediately.

For any patients currently using Alimentum or EleCare, please ask them to immediately discontinue use of the product and contact the prescriber for a suitable alternative. Call Abbott Customer Services department on 01795 580303 for information on what to do with the recalled product.

Product Batch Number Expiry Date

Alimentum Similac 400g
22333Z26 01 October 2022
22333Z260 01 October 2022
23443Z26 01 November 2022
23443Z260 01 November 2022
25550Z26 01 January 2023
25564Z26 01 January 2023
25550Z260 01 January 2023
25564Z260 01 January 2023
26867Z26 01 February 2023
26867Z260 01 February 2023
27936Z26 01 March 2023
27937Z26 01 March 2023
27936Z260 01 March 2023
27937Z260 01 March 2023
28123Z26 01 April 2023
28123Z260 01 April 2023
29210Z20 01 May 2023
29280Z26 01 May 2023
29120Z200 01 May 2023
29280Z261 01 May 2023
30283Z26 01 June 2023
30281Z26  01 June 2023
30283Z261 01 June 2023
30281Z260 30 June 2023
31410Z20 01 July 2023
31411Z20 01 July 2023
31410Z201 01 July 2023
31410Z206 01 July 2023
31411Z200 01 July 2023
31410Z205 01 August 2023
33688Z20 01 September 2023
33688Z200 01 September 2023
32431Z20 01 October 2023
34929Z20 01 October 2023
32431Z201 01 October 2023
34929Z200 01 October 2023
35030Z20 01 November 2023
35030Z200 01 November 2023
EleCare Similac 400g 28130Z202 01 October 2022
28130Z20 01 October 2022
29266Z200 01 December 2022
30374Z201 01 December 2022
29266Z20 01 December 2022
30374Z20 01 December 2022
32422Z21 01 February 2023
32422Z210 01 February 2023

The recall only impacts Alimentum and EleCare in the UK. No other Abbott nutrition products – or Similac products – distributed in the UK are affected.

Purchases from Alliance can be returned for credit, any queries should be directed to your local Service Centre Customer Services Team.

 

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