‘Do not consume’: Baby formula recalled in Mississauga and Brampton

Published February 20, 2022 at 11:36 am

Residents and parents should be aware of a recall affecting stores in Mississauga, Brampton and throughout the rest of the country.

Several Abbott brand powdered infant formula products are being recalled due to possible contamination by Cronobacter sakazakii and salmonella bacterium.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were sold across the country, all with the same expiration date of Apr. 1, 2022.

The Cronobacter sakazakii bacterium can, in rare cases, cause serious, and even fatal infections. It has been associated with severe intestinal infection and blood poisoning, especially in newborns.

Salmonella poisoning typically results in short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. But in rare cases, it too can be deadly.

Some of the affected product labels are seen below:

Abbott Similac Advance Step 1 – 964 grams

Abbott Similac Advance Step 2 – 964 grams

Abbott Similac Alimentum Step 1 – 400 grams

Abbott Similac Pro-Advance Step 1 – 859 grams

Abbott Similac Total Comfort Step 1 – 227 grams

Anyone who has them should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase. A full list of the affect products can be found on the Health Canada website.

The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of the Abbott products, however, some illnesses have been reported in the U.S.

With files from The Canadian Press

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