An unfortunate death of an infant in the United States has led to an expansion of a baby formula recall.  All parents in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are urged to watch for symptoms in their child as well as check to see if they have any products included in the latest update.

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Additional Similac Baby Formula Recalled by FDA After Infant Dies

According to the fda.gov website, the following update was provided regarding the infant formula recall that was previously published on February 17th, 2022.

Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family.

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Description of product and lot numbers in updated recall: Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17.  You can see those details here.

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The symptoms to look for in your infant:  Symptoms related to Cronobacter or Salmonella infections include the following:

  • poor feeding,
  • irritability,
  • temperature changes,
  • jaundice,
  • grunting breaths,
  • abnormal movements,
  • lethargy,
  • rash,
  • or blood in the urine or stool

If you notice any of these, you are instructed to contact your health care provider immediately.

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List of products involved in the recall: The company has indicated that they have set up a spot where you can type in the code on the bottom of the package of formula that you have to see if the product is part of the latest recall.  You can find that link here.  To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, visit similacrecall.com.  You can also call +1-800-986-8540 (U.S.) and follow the instructions provided.

See all of the recall information at fda.gov.

12 Products That You Might Have a Hard Time Finding on Store Shelves in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

Heads up!  If you are out shopping or putting together your online grocery order, prices of several items are slowly increasing but another concern is even more alarming.  Shortages are starting to be a little more noticeable with 12 items throughout the United States and stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are seeing the impact.

12 Items That Are Experiencing Shortages in 2022

As you are creating your online grocery order or shopping at the grocery store, you may have already noticed that we are seeing store shelves that aren't quite as full. Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois shoppers are experiencing these shortages as they are out shopping but it has also been noticeable throughout the entire country. According to USAToday.com, the following items could be sparse on store shelves due to a large variety of reasons including some of the following: COVID, global supply chain disruptions, and weather-related events.