The FDA Announces an Infant Formula Recall

The FDA Announces an Infant Formula Recall

Information concerning the recent recall of Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder.

Product details.

Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder is an essential product for infants with cow's milk allergies. This recall is being initiated due to concerns over possible bacterial contamination.

Recall details.

On December 30, 2023, manufacturer Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition voluntarily recalled 675,030 cans of Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder. This occurred after Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria was found in a batch intended for export to Israel.

More information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation and the voluntary recall is available on the FDA’s website.

What is the danger to infants?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cronobacter sakazakii is a natural bacterium in the environment. It can live in dry foods, including powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. Contamination of a powdered formula can occur after it is opened.

Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria can pose serious health risks, including sepsis and meningitis, particularly in infants.

It is essential to note that, as of January 03, 2024, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the Nutramigen recall.

How can we identify a product that may be affected?

The affected formula was distributed in June, July, and August 2023 at retail stores nationwide. The recalled products can be identified by their batch code and UPC:

  • Batch Codes:
    • ZL3FHG (12.6 oz cans)
    • ZL3FMH (12.6 oz cans)
    • ZL3FPE (12.6 oz cans)
    • ZL3FQD (12.6 oz cans)
    • ZL3FRW (19.8 oz cans)
    • ZL3FXJ (12.6 oz cans)
  • UPC Codes:
    • 300871239418
    • 300871239456
  • Use By Date:
    • Jan. 1, 2025

Please note that this recall does not impact other Nutramigen batches or other Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition products in the U.S.

What should you do if you have a can of formula that’s been recalled?

If you have a can of the recalled Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder, we urge you to stop using it immediately. You have two options:

  1. Safely dispose of the recalled formula.
  2. Contact Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition for a refund by calling 866-534-9986 or email the company at

Will we be able to find an alternative formula?

We understand the importance of finding an alternative formula for infants with cow's milk allergies. The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers consult their healthcare providers to identify a suitable substitute.

  • Do not dilute infant formula or attempt to make your own.
  • Do not purchase imported formula online, as it may be counterfeit and pose additional risks to your baby's health.

How will this recall affect the supply of infant formula?

Unlike the recall in 2022 that disrupted the supply of infant formula, the FDA does not anticipate a significant impact on the U.S. supply of powdered infant formulas due to this recall. Therefore, parents and caregivers should not experience difficulties in finding suitable formula options for their infants.

Contact information.

If you have any questions or concerns about this recall, contact your pediatrician or Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition (call 866-534-9986 or email

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The Moultrie County Health Department is dedicated to safeguarding the health and well-being of all our community members.

We hope this information helps you make informed decisions for the health and safety of your little ones.

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