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Attention, parents of infants: there’s an important formula recall to be aware of. Reckitt, the parent company that produces the plant-based Enfamil ProSobee formula, has issued a voluntary recall due to possible bacterial contamination during the manufacturing process.
Last year there was a big shortage of infant formula, so this product recall might make you feel a bit uneasy. But don’t worry, we’ll provide you with all the important information, including which formula is affected, what the manufacturer is doing, and how to get a refund.
Here’s what you need to know:
The recall affects two batches of ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula due to the possibility of cross-contamination.
Enfamil ProSobee manufacturer Reckitt announced a recall for two batches of ProSobee 12.9-ounce Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula — affecting about 145,000 cans — due to the possibility of bacterial cross-contamination in the manufacturing process.
Reckitt is specifically concerned about the risk of Cronobacter sakazakii, a type of bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections like sepsis or meningitis. Infants are particularly vulnerable to this type of bacteria.
ProSobee is a plant-based infant formula for parents who prefer a soy-based option for their babies. It provides nutrition for infants up to 12 months of age and contains essential nutrients like DHA and ARA that support brain and eye development.
Check the product info on the bottom of your formula can to see if it’s part of the recall.
The 145,000 recalled cans of ProSobee were distributed through retail stores nationwide in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. Here’s what to look for on the product packaging, found on the bottom of the can:
- Product batches ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ
- UPC Code 300871214415
- “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024”
Nobody has reported any adverse effects, and product testing didn’t show any bacterial contamination.
Nobody has reported any problems related to the ProSobee recall so far, and Reckitt said the recall was needed because of the mere possibility of cross-contamination during manufacturing.
Even though the products have tested negative for Cronobacter, Reckitt has taken appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing the material from the supplier that caused the issue.
If you have the product, return it to the store for a full refund.
If you have any cans of the affected ProSobee formula, you should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. You can also contact Reckitt at 1-800-479-0551 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in verifying whether your product was affected.
Even though no issues have been reported yet, you should stop using the product and not give it to your baby — just to be safe. If you’re worried or have any questions, it’s a good idea to talk to your pediatrician.