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FDA Warns Against Using Some Infant Formulas

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After Hospitalizations, Death The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it is investigating certain infant formulas following reports of children contracting serious infections. The FDA said infections stemming from the bacterium Cronobacter sakazakii and the strain Salmonella Newport have been linked to powdered infant formula produced at a facility in Michigan. The FDA’s investigation includes several infant illnesses in Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas. Four babies were hospitalized and one death might be linked to the formula. The FDA says customers should avoid Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas with the following: The first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 The code on the container includes K8, SH, or Z2 The expiration date is 4-1-2022 or later Liquid formula products are not included in the FDA investigation.

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