Monday, June 20, 2022

Infant formula recall – again


Shoppers Drug Mart is recalling Similac baby formula made by Abbott Laboratories in Michigan because of contamination with salmonella and Coronobacter sakazakii.

This is a new recall. There was a previous recall of almost all of the company’s infant formulas because of salmonella food-poisoning bacteria in the manufacturing plant.

It was cleaned and sanitized and went back into production, but was shut down again last week because of flooding. It once again has to undergo cleaning and sanitation.

The new recall was triggered after an investigation that ensued after consumers complained their infants got sick. There have been no similar complaints in Canada, said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.