Perigo Company Issues Recall of Lots of Gerber® Good Start® SoothePro(TM) Powdered Infant Formula - 3/21/23
Company Announcement Date: March 17, 2023
FDA Publish Date: March 17, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination
Company Name: Perrigo Company plc
Brand Name: Gerber Good Start
Product Description: Powdered Infant formula
Dublin, Ireland – Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary recall of certain lots of Gerber® Good Start® SoothePro(TM) Powdered Infant Formula in the U.S. that were manufactured at the Company’s Gateway Eau Claire, Wisc., manufacturing facility from Jan. 2-18, 2023. This product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to the potential presence of Cronobacter sakazakii.
No distributed product has tested positive for the presence of this bacteria, no adverse events have been reported, and no other products manufactured at this facility or any other of Perrigo’s facilities are affected by this recall.
Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacteria commonly found in the environment. In most people, it causes no symptoms; however, for some—particularly premature infants, infants under 2 months of age or infants with weakened immune systems—symptoms include fever, poor feeding, excessive crying, or low energy among other serious symptoms.
This product is sold at retailers across the U.S. Consumers who purchased the product after March 5, 2023, should look for the following Lot Codes and Use By dates, which can be found on the bottom of the package. No other lot codes are impacted by this recall. Any consumers who purchased product with matching codes should discontinue use and dispose of the product. Affected products include:
Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 12.4 oz:
300357651Z – Use By July 4, 2024
300457651Z – Use By July 5, 2024
300557651Z – Use By July 6, 2024
300557652Z – Use By July 6, 2024
300757651Z – Use By July 8, 2024
300857651Z – Use By July 9, 2024
301057651Z – Use By July 11, 2024
301057652Z – Use By July 11, 2024
301157651Z – Use By July 12, 2024
Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 30.6 oz:
301357652Z – Use By July 14, 2024
301457652Z – Use By July 15, 2024
301557651Z – Use By July 16, 2024
Gerber Good® Start® SootheProTM 19.4 oz:
301557652Z – Use By July 16, 2024
Consumers can request refunds for impacted products and find more information about Gerber® Good Start® by contacting the Gerber Parent Resource Center on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690 anytime 24/7. Consumers with any health-related questions should contact their healthcare provider.
This recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more on the FDA website.
*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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