Baby Formula Recall: Full List of Companies Affected

Four baby formula recalls listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) affect online consumers as well as people in Texas.

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The four recalls pertaining to the 2024 calendar year occurred for multiple reasons, including concerns about the manufacturing process, ambiguity with labeling, the nutritional value of the products and potential contamination with the dangerous bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii, which can cause fatal infections in infants.

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Current baby formula recalls, which occurred for multiple reasons, are listed on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

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Going back to January 1, 2023, there are seven FDA recalls that remain active (including some extensions of existing recalls). Newsweek reached out to the companies via phone and email for comment.

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Here is a recalls list, starting with the most recent action:

Crecelac and Farmalac Formula, Dairy Manufacturers Inc.

On May 24, Dairy Manufacturers Inc. of Prosper, Texas, said its Crecelac and Farmalac infant formula products had “not been evaluated by [the] FDA to determine whether they meet U.S. food safety and nutritional standards.”

In a June 3 update issued via press release and included on the FDA’s website, the company warned consumers that batches of Crecelac Infant 0-12 formula that were distributed only in Texas had tested positive for C. sakazakii.

Cronobacter is a bacterium that can cause bloodstream and central nervous system infections, such as sepsis and meningitis, respectively,” the release said. “Complications from Cronobacter infection in infants can include brain abscess, developmental delays, motor impairments, and death.”

Symptoms may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, grunting breaths or abnormal body movements.

Crecelac 12.4-ounce containers were distributed primarily in March, April and May, expiring in August 2025, and have the UPC code 8 50042 40847 6. There have been no reports of injuries or adverse reactions from consumption of these products.

Consumers who bought the product are advised to immediately discontinue use and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact the company at 1-972-347-2341.

Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit, Mt. Capra

On May 10, Mt. Capra Products of Chehalis, Washington, recalled 1,506 boxes of Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit (10-pound, 8-ounce items). The reason was that the FDA is “concerned that the formula does not meet all FDA requirements for infant formula, does not provide sufficient nutrition when used as an infant formula, and the storage instructions may be insufficient for the product.”

The FDA advises consumers to immediately discontinue use of the product, which is sold online and in one retail location in Chehalis, between May 1, 2023, and May 1, 2024.

Infants ages 0-12 months should not consume the product.

The FDA notified Mt. Capra of an “adverse event report of anemia” in one infant. However, it was later determined that the use of the recipe kit was done along with the substitution of some ingredients with a different brand of multivitamin, which reportedly led to a deficiency of vitamin B12 as well as folate. This contributed to the illness.

Customers are advised to destroy or return the product. Concerns can be relayed to Joe Stout at (360) 748-4224 or by email to [email protected].

Goat Milk Toddler Formula, Sammy’s Milk

On April 18, Newport Beach, California–based Sammy’s Milk was asked by the FDA to provide a warning against use of its Goat Milk Toddler Formula as an infant formula, in accordance with “identified representations on the Sammy’s Milk website and social media platforms that could be interpreted to indicate the product is safe for infants to consume.”

The company says the product is specifically formulated for children between 12 and 36 months, “as clearly indicated on its packaging and website.” The product is only available online and had lot code SD348, with a “Best by” date of August 2025.

Consumers can email [email protected] for more information.

Nutramigen Powder, Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition

On December 30, 2023, certain containers of 12.6-ounce and 19.8-ounce Nutramigen Powder were recalled by Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition because of concerns about potential contamination with C. sakazakii.

Nutramigen in 12.6- and 19.8-ounce containers was manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July and August. The affected products have UPC codes of 300871239418 or 300871239456 and a “use by” date of January 1, 2025.

“Based on the limited availability of the remaining stock of this special infant formula, it is believed that much, if not all, of the products recalled in the United States have been consumed,” the notice said. It said there were no reports of illnesses or adverse events to date.

Those with questions or concerns can call (866) 534-9986 or email [email protected].

Gerber Good Start, Perrigo Co.

On March 17, a recall for Gerber Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula was issued by the Perrigo Co. because of possible C. sakazakii contamination.

Products were manufactured at the company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility from January 2, 2023, to January 18, 2023.

Affected products are the 12.4-ounce package with expiration dates from July 4 to July 12, 2024; 30.6-ounce packages with expiration dates of July 14, 15 and 16, 2024; and 19.4-ounce packages with an expiration date of July 16, 2024.

An extension of that recall was issued May 13 because Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., a food wholesaler, distributed products to independently owned supermarkets in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Consumers can call the Gerber Parent Resource Center on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690.

Enfamil ProSobee, Reckitt

On February 20, 2023, the FDA announced a recall issued that day by Reckitt for 12.9-ounce containers of its Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula because of potential C. sakazakii contamination.

The recall covered 145,000 containers sold in the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. The affected products had the batch code ZL2HZF or ZL2HZZ, with a UPC code of 300871214415 and a “use by” date of March 1, 2024.

According to the FDA, that product has been tested and confirmed negative for contaminants. No adverse consumer reactions have been reported.

Consumers can call (866) 534-9986 or email [email protected].