Recall: Baby Powder Poses Sepsis and Meningitis Risk
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Recall: Baby Powder Poses Sepsis and Meningitis Risk

Reckitt has recalled Nutramigen LGG stage 1 and stage 2 Hypoallergenic Formula powders due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii contamination.

These products are used for special medical purposes for infants and are available with or without a prescription.

The affected products have best before dates of July 1, 2025, and batch codes of ZL3F7D, ZL3FAA and ZL3FDM.

A spokesman for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises parents not to feed the recalled products to their babies.

According to the FSA, Reckitt has contacted all stores and pharmacies to recall the products and has issued a notice to customers with instructions on next steps.

The symptoms of Cronobacter sakazakii usually include fever and diarrhea and in severe cases may lead to sepsis or meningitis with symptoms such as poor feeding, irritability, jaundice, and abnormal breaths and movements in infants.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should not feed them to their babies and should return them to the place of purchase. For additional questions, they can contact Reckitt on 01895 230575. If there are concerns about the baby’s health, medical advice should be sought.

What is a product recall?

If there is a problem with a food product, it might be ‘withdrawn’ (taken off the shelves) or ‘recalled’ (when customers are asked to return the product).

The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to inform consumers and local authorities about food-related problems.

In some cases, a ‘Food Alert for Action’ is issued, providing local authorities with specific actions to be taken on behalf of consumers.