The infant formula plant that just reopened June 4 after being closed for almost four months because of food safety problems is closed again, this time because of flooding.

Abbott Nutrition’s production plant in Sturgis, MI, closed down earlier this week after floodwaters swept through the area, according to a

Continue Reading Floodwaters force infant formula plant to close down again ‘for a few weeks’

The FDA has confirmed five different strains of Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria at a production plant that makes infant formula that has been linked to four illnesses and two deaths.

None of the five different strains match two available samples from sick babies, according to an announcement from the Food and
Continue Reading Five strains of bacteria found at infant formula plant; none match samples from two patients

The chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee has demanded that the FDA provide Congress with an explanation of why it took so long to deal with an ongoing outbreak linked to infant formula.

Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, sent a letter
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The FDA has released documents showing a pattern of problems with food safety practices at the infant formula production plant implicated in an outbreak of illnesses that includes two deaths.

Form 483 documents from inspections in 2019, 2021 and 2022 of Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI, facility, show problems at the
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The report of an additional death in an outbreak linked to powdered infant formula has resulted in an expansion of a recall by Abbott Nutrition.

The most recent patient was reported to have consumed Abbott Nutrition’s Similac PM 60/40 product with the lot code 27032K800 prior to Cronobacter sakazakii infection
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West Virginia officials have confirmed a patient with a Salmonella infection as a result of consuming a recalled powdered infant formula.

The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources announced confirmation of the infection today saying it is “the state’s first case of salmonella in an infant as a result
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted additional flexibilities in response to the impact of the 2022 Abbott recall of certain powdered infant formula provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

The recalled infant formulas have been linked to four infant illnesses involving cronobacter
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Recalls are being issued worldwide for powdered infant formula, including Similac, following the announcement of recalls in the United States and Canada.

Those recalls include actions in Singapore and New Zealand and are related to an outbreak in the United States that has seen at least four children hospitalized. One
Continue Reading Many countries received recalled infant formula linked to outbreak; one death under investigation