Enfamil Prosobee- VOLUNTARY FOOD RECALL
To our valued customers:
This is to inform you of a voluntary product recall involving:
ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula Powder 12.9 oz Containers
|Global Batch Code||UPC/SKU||Description||Lot||Expiry|
|ZL2HZF||300871214415||ENFAMIL PROSOBEE PWD 12.9OZ (6CAN) US||0670975||3/1/2024|
|ZL2HZZ||300871214415||ENFAMIL PROSOBEE PWD 12.9OZ (6CAN) US||0670979||3/1/2024|
See enclosed product label for ease of identifying the product at retail/user level.
If you have product with the lot code listed above, please return it to Stater Bros. Markets for a full refund.
This recall has been initiated due to possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.
We are committed to the highest level of quality and safety, and it is for this reason that we have taken this extraordinary measure. The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria and this is an isolated situation. After a thorough investigation, we have identified the root cause, which was linked to a material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier.
The health and safety of infants is our highest priority. All our products undergo rigorous and industry leading quality tests and checks to ensure that they meet or exceed all standards set by regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. FDA. It is for this reason that we have the highest level of confidence in the safety and quality of every infant formula we make.
Cronobacter occurs naturally in the environment and can be found in or on household surfaces – including food preparation surfaces – dust, kitchen areas, food or even water. Although all infant formulas are produced under stringent hygienic conditions and comply with international microbiological specifications, the process of making powdered formulas cannot make them commercially sterile.
Consumption of this product may result in side effects related to Cronobacter. 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.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Jeff Fischer Niall Mullane
VP Sales, Nutrition Quality, Nutrition