Abbott have issued a voluntary recall of Alimentum Similac and Elecare Similac infant formula powders due to concerns of possible contamination with Salmonella Newport and Cronobacter sakazakii. Both products are used for special medicinal purposes, including the management of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA).

Anyone who has purchased or been prescribed Alimentum or Elecare should be advised not to feed it to their baby and to return it to the place they got it from. A suitable alternative feeding solution should be recommended.

The GMMMG CPMA guidance includes other infant formula powder options that may be considered as appropriate for individual patients.

Abbott can be contacted on 01795 580303 for information on how to return the product.

Further information:

Food Standards Agency recall

National Patient Safety Alert