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FDA announces recall of baby formula potentially contaminated with bacteria

From NewsChannel 9: The Food and Drug Administration announced a baby formula recall Sunday due to potential contamination.


The Perrigo Company is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Gerber Good Start SootheProTM 12.4 oz. Powdered Infant Formula.

FDA announces recall of baby formula potentially contaminated with bacteria (FDA)

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) issued an additional notice, having distributed one of the products to independently-owned supermarkets in several states.


Those states include Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama.


The lots included in the recall were manufactured between Jan. 2 and Jan. 18, 2023.


Recalled lot UPCs and “Use By” dates:

  • 300357651Z – USE BY 04JUL2024
  • 300457651Z – USE BY 05JUL2024
  • 300557651Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
  • 300557652Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
  • 300757651Z – USE BY 08JUL2024
  • 300857651Z – USE BY 09JUL2024
  • 301057651Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
  • 301057652Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
  • 301157651Z – USE BY 12JUL2024


An FDA release states the formula may be contaminated with a bacteria called “Cronobacter sakazakii.”


Most people who come into contact with it do not develop symptoms.


However, infants that are under two months old, premature, or that have weakened immune systems may get sick.


Symptoms include fever, poor feeding, and excessive crying or low energy.


If you purchased the product, you should stop using it immediately and dispose of it.


If your baby is developing symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.


Customers can request a refund by calling the Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1 (800) 777-7690