Enfamil ProSobee Infant Formula Cronobacter Recall

Enfamil ProSobee infant formula has been recalled for Cronobacter risk. Consumers who have purchased it should not use it as infants with Cronobacter infections can cause suffer severe illness and death.

Enfamil ProSobee Recall

On February 20, Reckitt issued the recall for two batches, about 145,000 cans, of Enfamil ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula after discovering it may have been cross-contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii. It includes 12.9 oz containers manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022. The recalled containers have the following identifying information:

  • Batch codes ZL2HZF or ZL2HZZ
  • UPC code 300871214415
  • “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024.” 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not use it. In infants, Cronobacter can cause severe, life-threatening infections such as sepsis and meningitis. Symptoms of these infections include poor feeding, grunting breaths, irritability, temperature changes, abnormal movements, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. If your infant displays these symptoms, seek immediate medical care.

Investigation of the Product Contamination

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc is a multinational consumer goods company with headquarters in Slough, England. In 2017, Reckitt Benckiser acquired Mead Johnson, the U.S.-based maker of Enfamil infant formula for $16.6 billion. In the recall announcement, the company said that all of its infant formula products, including the recalled batches, are subject to extensive testing and test negative before they are released into commerce.

The company stated that it conducted a root-cause investigation into how the product was contaminated and has determined that the contamination was “linked to material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier.”

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