FDA has publicized the recall of specific types of infant formula produced by Abbott Nutrition in their Sturgis, Minnesota facility - Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas - due to the apparent association with illness from Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport in 4 infants with 2 deaths. Do not feed your baby recalled formula. If you have recalled formula return it to the place you purchased it. If you are a Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program client that is unsuccessful exchanging or returning your formula contact the WIC office 203-854-7885.
Contact your baby's healthcare provider if your baby has symptoms of Cronobacter. Symptoms in infants can include: fever, poor feeding, low energy, excessive crying, and seizures. Cronobacter germs can cause sepsis or meningitis in infants. To learn which formulas are affected by the recall and for more information visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/WIC/Formula-Resources. Please note that this is an ongoing investigation, details about illnesses related to infant formula and the specific types of infant formula may change.