Two baby formula products have been recalled in the UK over fears they contain dangerous bacteria that can cause sepsis and meningitis.
Reckitt has recalled several batches of its Nutramigen LGG stage 1 and stage 2 Hypoallergenic Formula powders after warnings of potential contamination by Cronobacter sakazakii.
The Food Standards Agency warned the bacteria can cause symptoms such as fever and diarrhoea but in severe cases could lead to sepsis or meningitis.
In their alert, the agency said symptoms parents should be aware of include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice and abnormal breathing.
The product Nutramigen is mainly prescribed by medical professionals, but is available to purchase over the counter and is designed for infants with a mild to moderate allergy to cow’s milk.
The recalled batches are as follow:
- Nutramigen LGG Stage 1 Hypoallergenic Formula, 400g, ZL3F7D (Best Before: July 1, 2025)
- Nutramigen LGG Stage 2 Hypoallergenic Formula, 400g, ZL3FAA (Best Before: July 1, 2025)
- Nutramigen LGG Stage 2 Hypoallergenic Formula, 400g, ZL3FDM (Best Before: July 1, 2025)
The alert comes just days after Reckitt, which also owns brands including Nurofen and Strepsils, issued a recall notice for the formula products in the US.
In February last year, the company also recalled two batches of ProSobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant Infant Formula due to possible cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.
Reckitt has been contacted for comment.
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