Voluntary recall issued on certain Gerber powdered formula for potential bacteria

Perrigo Company issued a voluntary recall on some of its Gerber brand Good Start SootheProTM Powdered Infant Formula because of the potential presence of the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

The recall is out of an abundance of caution, as no distributed products have tested positive for the bacteria at this time, according to the FDA.

The formula was manufactured at the Perrigo's Gateway Eau Claire, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility between January 2 and 18, 2023, and was sold to consumers nationwide.

Those who purchased the product after March 5 should look for the following Lot Codes and "use by" dates on the bottom of the package:

  • 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
  • Gerber® Good Start® SootheProTM 30.6 oz:
    • 301357652Z – USE BY 14JUL2024
    • 301457652Z – USE BY 15JUL2024
    • 301557651Z – USE BY 16JUL2024
  • Gerber Good® Start® SootheProTM 19.4 oz:
    • 301557652Z – USE BY 16JUL2024I

No other Lot Codes are affected by the recall.

Anyone who has an impacted product should throw the product out.

Refunds can be requested through the Gerber Parent Resource Center at 1-800-777-7690.

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