On February 17, 2022 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a number of Abbott Nutrition produced powdered baby formulas after receiving reports of a multi-state outbreak of infant illnesses.
The reports of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections have been linked to Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility.
Baby Formula Recall List
The FDA is advising consumers to not use any of the following infant formula products:
Furthermore, the FDA states, “As this is a product used as the sole source of nutrition for many of our nation’s newborns and infants, the FDA is deeply concerned about these reports of bacterial infections,” said Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response.
Illnesses Linked to Baby Formula
To date, this investigation has been associated with four illnesses (three for Cronobacter and one for Salmonella) spanning the following states: MN, OH and TX. All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case.
Symptoms of Cronobacter Sakazakii Infection
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths and abnormal movements. Cronobacter infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.
Symptoms of Salmonella Newport Induced Salmonellosis Infection
Salmonella are a group of bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever called salmonellosis. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases, may become fatal.
Do I Have a Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit? Contact a Lawyer.
The lawyers at Johnson // Becker are pursuing litigation against Abbot Nutrition on behalf of families affected by the baby formula recall.
If your infant has been sickened by Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare; you should be aware that you may be entitled to holding the manufactures of the defective baby formula accountable by filing a lawsuit.
Our lawyers have already been in contact with a number of parents reporting both Cronobacter and Salmonella infections.
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