145,000 cans of Enfamil Plant-Based baby formula recalled in US


Nutrition products manufacturer Reckitt is recalling 145,000 cans of Enfamil Plant-Based baby formula because it may have been contaminated with Cronobacter, the bacteria linked to last year’s formula shortage.

The company said on Tuesday it was recalling two batches of Enfamil Prosobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula “out of an abundance of caution.”

Reckitt said no illnesses have been reported and that the distributed formula has gone through “extensive testing” and tested negative for the bacteria.

“The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria, and this is an isolated situation. After a thorough investigation, we have identified the root cause, which was linked to a material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier,” Reckitt said.

Cronobacter, which may have been responsible for the deaths of two infants last year, can cause “severe, life-threatening infections or meningitis.”

“Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperatures changes, jaundice, grunting breaths and abnormal movements. Cronobacter infection also may cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body,” Reckitt said.

The two batches of ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula in 12.9 oz. containers were produced between August 2022 and September 2022 and were sold throughout the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


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