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Abbott powder baby formula recall: Information for caregivers

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 21, 2022) – Baby formula manufacturer, Abbott, issued a voluntary recall on Feb. 17, 2022 for three brands of powder nutrition formulas manufactured at the company’s plant in Sturgis, Michigan. 

This recall includes the following powder nutrition formulas:
• Similac®
• Alimentum ®
• EleCare®

This voluntary recall is isolated to the above brands of powder nutrition formula and does not include liquid formulas, metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas or any other of the company’s nutrition powders or brands.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) also has information regarding this recall.

This recall may cause concerns for our patients, families and our staff. Your health and safety is Allina Health’s top priority. We want to ensure caregivers are aware of this recall and have the necessary resources to address any concerns.

• To learn if your powder formula is part of this recall visit Abbott’s website to check your product listed here.
• Abbott also has a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this recall here.
• Caregivers in the U.S. can call 1-800-986-8540 to get more information.
• If you have purchased Similac®, Alimentum ®, or EleCare® powder formula check the number on the bottom of the formula container.

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If you have purchased Similac®, Alimentum ®, or EleCare® powder formula check the number on the bottom of the formula container.

The powder formula under this recall has the following numbers and letter combinations:
• Start with the first two digits 22 through 37.
• Contains K8, SH, or Z2.
• Containers have an expiration date of April 1, 2022, or later.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.