Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (lot # 27032K80 (can) /27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined.
As part of Abbott’s quality processes, we conduct routine testing for Cronobacter and other pathogens in our manufacturing facilities. During testing in our Sturgis, Michigan facility, we found evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii in non-product contact areas of the plant.
Importantly, no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii. Additionally, recently tested retained product samples of Similac PM 60/40 Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot #27032K800 (case) were negative for Cronobacter. Abbott conducts extensive quality checks on each completed batch of powder formula, including microbiological analysis prior to release. All infant formula powder finished products are tested for Cronobacter and other pathogens and they must test negative before any product is released.
How to Identify Recalled Similac PM 60/40 lot # 27032K80 (can) /27032K800 (case) Look for Similac PM 60/40 lot # 27032K80 on the bottom of can or lot # 27032K800 on the side of case.
More information about the recall can be found online at Infant Formula Recall Information (February 2022) | Department of Health (nd.gov)