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Recalled Formula Sold Throughout Multiple States…Additional Notice Posted!

An additional voluntary recall has been issued by Perrigo for limited quantities of their Gerber Good Start SoothePro TM Powdered Infant Formula after previously recalled formula continued to be distributed to and sold at retailers throughout multiple states. Initially, the recall was posted due to possible presence of Cronobacter Sakazakii bacteria which can lead to fever, poor feeding, excessive crying or low energy in infants who are exposed. At this time of this notice, no adverse events have been reported and no formula has tested positive for the bacteria, but out of an abundance of caution, the company has chosen to move forward with the recall.

SUMMARY

Date of Recall:

Announced: March 17, 2023 Repeated: May 13, 2023

Public Notification: March 17, 2023 Repeated: May 14, 2023

Name(s) of Product:

Gerber Good Start SoothePro TM Powdered Infant Formula

Company Name:

Perrigo

Indication:

Infant feeding

Product Description

Product is distributed in 12.4oz cans with a blue lid and Gerber logo on the front.

Reason for Recall

Initial Recall: There is reason to suspect that the formula processed in a Wisconsin manufacturing plant may have been exposed to the Cronobacter Sakazakii bacteria. While the bacteria does not cause any symptoms in healthy adults, it can be problematic for infants, especially those who are premature or immunocompromised. View initial recall here.

Current Recall: After the initial recall was announced, it was noted that the recalled formula continued to be distributed by the Nashville Division to multiple retailers throughout Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The recalled formula was then sold at the following independent retailers:

      • Belle Foods
      • Bellview Price Cutter
      • Booneville Shopwise
      • Brown County IGA
      • Buehler’s
      • Buehler’s Cash Saver
      • Buehler’s IGA
      • Camridge City Market
      • Campbell’s Market
      • Crossroads IGA
      • Food City
      • Food Giant
      • Food World
      • Foodland
      • Frabergs Foods
      • Fresh N Low
      • Gallion’s Market
      • Gregerson’s Cash Saver
      • Hilltop Cee Bee
      • Hometown IGA
      • Houchen’s
      • Howards’s IGA
      • Laurel Grocery Company
      • Liberty IGA
      • Market Place
      • Noble’s Price Cutter
      • Price Less Foods
      • Price Less IGA
      • Quality Foods
      • Riesbeck’s
      • Rivertown IGA
      • Simpson’s Supermarket
      • Spencer Cash Saver
      • Stop to Save
      • Sureway
      • Sureway Henderson
      • Swafford and Sons IGA
      • Tietgens Mt. Pleasant IGA
      • Valu Market
      • Versailles IGA
      • Vevay IGA
      • Village Market & CafĂ©
      • Walnut Creek Country Market
      • Winburn Fruit Market
      • Woodruff’s Supermarket

Impacts

Infants fed the formula may experience fever, poor feeding, excessive crying or low energy as a result of exposure to the bacteria.

Lot information

Consumers should locate their can of formula and check for “use by” dates as well as lot codes located on the bottom of the package. Only the following listed lots and use by dates are affected.

Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 12.4 oz:
300357651Z – USE BY 04JUL2024
300457651Z – USE BY 05JUL2024
300557651Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
300557652Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
300757651Z – USE BY 08JUL2024
300857651Z – USE BY 09JUL2024
301057651Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
301057652Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
301157651Z – USE BY 12JUL2024

Fda.gov

Have you found that your formula is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:

Consumers

If you find that your lot of formula is part of this recall, do the following:

  1. Stop feeding your child this formula immediately and replace with a formula that is not part of the recall (note that this recall applies to only a small number of lots and expiration dates)
  2. Continue to monitor your baby’s health for any adverse symptoms over the next week and notify their physician if any concerns are noted.
  3. Consumers should contact the Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1-800-777-7690 for a refund. They are available 24/7.
  4. If your child is currently experiencing or has experienced an adverse reaction to this formula (listed above), notify your child’s physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled formula.

Retailer

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock that is affected by the recall immediately.
  2. Contact Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1-800-777-7690. They are available 24/7. Notify them of any recalled batches that have already been sold to consumers.
  3. Notify affected consumers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  4. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled formula.

Wholesaler

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock that is affected by the recall immediately.
  2. Contact Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1-800-777-7690. They are available 24/7.
  3. Notify them of any recalled batches that have already been shipped to retailers.
  4. Notify affected retailers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled formula.

 

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