Similac, other baby formula recalled after illnesses

Abbott Nutrition is voluntarily recalling three types of infant formula after four babies became sick with bacteria infections after consuming the products.

The recall, announced Thursday, is for select lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas that were manufactured at an Abbott facility in Sturgis, Michigan.

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use or purchase the formulas or certain powdered infant formula produced at the facility.

“The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states,” the agency said in a statement on Thursday. “All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case.”

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