Loblaw’s infant formula recalled due to possible rare fatal bloodstream, nervous system infections

Loblaw Companies President’s Choice brand Lower Iron milk-based powdered infant formula is recalled from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter spp. contamination.

Cronobacter can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns.

Food contaminated with Cronobacter may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Although Cronobacter is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections. 

Consumers should not consume President’s Choice Lower Iron milk-based powdered infant formula, 90-gram size with the UPC 0 60383 69839 3 and expiry date of Aug. 29, 2021.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

This recall was triggered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that the industry is removing the recalled product from the marketplace.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

To contact Loblaw Companies go to www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/contact-us.html or call 1-888-495-5111.

To contact the CFIA call toll free 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S. or call 1-613-773-2342 (local or international) or Email cfia.enquiries-demandederenseignements.acia@canada.ca

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