Check your pantry — a certain Gerber infant formula available at nationwide retailers has been recalled due to possible bacteria contamination.
The Gerber Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula that was manufactured at the Perrigo Company’s Wisconsin facility from Jan. 2 through Jan. 18 may be contaminated with cronobacter sakazakii, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
To date, the recalled products haven’t tested positive for having this bacteria, and “no adverse events” have been reported, the FDA said.
The bacteria typically don’t cause symptoms in some people, but infants, especially those under two months old or with weakened immune systems, may experience a fever, poor feeding, excessive crying or have low energy, the FDA said.
If you purchased this formula after March 5, you should check for the following lot codes and “use by” dates, per the FDA:
If you have one of these recalled products, the FDA urges you to dispose of it immediately.
You can also request a refund by contacting the Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1-800-777-7690. The phone line is open 24/7.
Anyone who has any healthcare questions should contact their primary care provider.
You can learn more about the recall here.