Food Recall: Abbott Similac Infant Formula


Shoppers Drug Mart, a Toronto, Onatrio establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Abbott branded Similac Infant Formula from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Cronobacter Sakazakii and Salmonella contamination and consequential risks of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death. CFIA: https://cutt.ly/tKj035v Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-abbott-brand-powdered-infant-formula-products-recalled-due-possible Abbott Similac branded Infant Formula Recall [Canada] Additional information: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA") reports the following Infant Formula products are subject to this recall:

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Shoppers Drug Mart, a Toronto, Onatrio establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Abbott branded Similac Infant Formula from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Cronobacter Sakazakii and Salmonella contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: https://cutt.ly/tKj035v

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-abbott-brand-powdered-infant-formula-products-recalled-due-possible

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Infant Formula products are subject to this recall:

  • Abbott branded Similac Advance Step 1 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified Infant Formula Powder, sold in 964 gram containers with a batch/lot of L28174SH0
    or L36099SH0 and a UPC of 0 55325 00163 8
  • Abbott branded Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder, sold in 964 gram containers with a batch/lot of L31496SH0, L32642SH0 or L29186SH0 and a UPC of 0 55325 00164 5
  • Abbott branded Similac Alimentum Step 1 Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder, sold in 400 gram containers with a batch/lot of L35026Z26 and a UPC of 0 55325 00061 7
  • Abbott branded Similac Advance Step 2 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified and Calcium-Enriched Infant Formula Powder, sold in 658 gram containers with a batch/lot of L27887SH0 or L31497SH0 and a UPC of 0 55325 00077 8

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

==> No item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Infant Formula products may have been marketed, distributed and sold from Shoppers Drug Mart in all Canadian provinces, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution outside the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Shoppers Drug Mart has recalled certain batch/lots of Abbott branded Similac Infant Formula from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected Cronobacter Sakazakii and Salmonella contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Infant Formula products identified above.

==> For information about Cronobacter Sakazakii poisoning or Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Salmonellosis or Cronobacter Sakazakii poisoning.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Shoppers Drug Mart toll-free at 1-866-220-3837 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.

If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Infant Formula, please search for “baby food” or more generically, “child” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected generic Bacterial contamination, please search for “bacterial” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Cronobacter Sakazakii contamination, please search for “Cronobacter” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Shoppers Drug Mart, please search for “Shoppers Drug Mart” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Abbott Labs, please search for “Abbott” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Similac brand name, please search for “Similac” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certaines-preparations-en-poudre-pour-nourrissons-marque-abbott-en-raison-0

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certaines-preparations-en-poudre-pour-nourrissons-marque-abbott-en-raison-0

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-64281
Recalls Direct RIN: 15926-2022
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