- All product tested by MJN was confirmed negative for contaminants.
- No illnesses or adverse consumer reactions have been reported to date.
- No Nutramigen liquid formulas or any other Reckitt nutrition products are impacted.
Ottawa, ON, December 31, 2023 -- Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), a producer of nutrition products, announced today that it has voluntarily chosen to recall from the Canadian market a single batch of Nutramigen Powder, a specialty infant formula for the dietary management of Cows Milk Allergy (CMA) in 561g cans, due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii in product sampled outside of Canada. All testing conducted to date by the FDA and Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition has been negative for 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.
Nutramigen in 561g containers was manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in July, and August 2023. Based on the limited availability of the remaining stock of this special infant formula, it is believed that much, if not all, of the product recalled in Canada have been consumed. There are no reports of illnesses or adverse events to date. The products were distributed through retail stores nationwide. The batches in question can be identified by the batch code on the bottom of the can.
The following recalled product batch code and can size has been distributed in Canada.
- ZL3FVY (561g can)
The product has a UPC Code of 056796904985 (4-Pack case) 056796004982 (Can UPC) and “Use By Date” of “01-JA-2025”.
No other Canadian distributed Nutramigen batches or other Reckitt products are impacted.
If parents have any questions, they should consult with their pediatrician or contact us at 1-866-534-9986 24/7 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to the highest level of quality and safety, and it is for this reason that we have taken this measure. Other testing of the batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria.
The health and safety of infants is our highest priority. All of 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 Health Canada. It is for this reason that we have confidence in the safety and quality of every infant formula we make.
What Consumers Should Do if They Purchased This Product
Consumers who purchased Nutramigen should check the bottom of the can to identify whether the batch number is affected. Product with the batch codes listed above should be disposed of or contact us for a total refund. Please contact us at 1-866-534-9986 or by email at email@example.com and we will help verify if this product was impacted. If you have any concerns, contact your health care provider.
The image below is the batch identifier that can be found at the bottom of the can. The affected batch code is ZL3FVY.