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EleCare, Similac and Alimentum infant formula products

Date of recall announcement: 19th February 2022

Abbott Australasia Pty Ltd and Abbott US are conducting a precautionary recall of some EleCare, Similac and Alimentum infant formula products manufactured in Abbott’s Sturgis plant in the United States.

Distribution: The products are available nationally​​ through prescription at pharmacies, hospitals and via direct mail order. ​

Date and product markings: The recalled products can be identified by the 7 to 9 digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package (see images).

Products are included in the recall if they have all three items below:

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
  • the expiration date is 1 April 2022 (APR 2022) or later.​

Problem: The recall is due to potential microbial contamination (Cronobacter and Salmonella).

Food safety hazard: Food products contaminated with Cronobacter or Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.

Country of origin: United States

What to do​: ​Parents and caregivers should change to a suitable alternative product as soon as possible. Cease feeding the affected product once an alternative has been sourced. Medical advice on alternative products can be sought from your treating doctor.

For further information please contact:
Abbott Australasia Pty Ltd
Customer Service Number: 1800 225 311