What you need to know about the latest baby formula recall and … – Rise and Shine

Information about the latest infant formula recall and resulting formula shortage, including tips on how to cope with the shortage.
In February 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recall for three powdered baby formulas for possible contamination of Cronobacter or salmonella. Recalled Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products can be identified using information on the bottom of packaging.
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The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered baby formulas if:
In addition to products described above, Abbott Nutrition has recalled Similac PM 60/40 with a lot code of 27032K80 (can) / 27032K800 (case).
You can also enter your product lot code on the company’s website to check if it is part of the recall.
Unfortunately, the combination of the formula recall and supply chain issues are affecting formula availability. Although the government, manufacturers and retail stores are working hard to get products on the shelf ASAP, we anticipate to the shortage to continue into the near future. Some tips and tricks for families to help navigate the shortage are below:
No. Never dilute your baby formula. Babies need the full concentration and nutritional content of formulas to grow and develop properly. Watering down formula can alter the electrolyte balance and potentially cause serious problems for your baby, such as seizures.

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