Gerber Infant Formula Recalled Over Bacteria Concerns

Gerber has recalled certain containers of SoothePro infant formula due to the potential presence of bacteria. Learn more about the affected products and how to check if your formula is included in the recall.

Parents and caregivers always want the best for their little ones, and that includes their nutrition. That’s why it’s important to stay informed about any product recalls that could impact your child’s health. Recently, Gerber issued a recall of certain containers of its SoothePro powdered infant formula over concerns of potential bacterial contamination.

The recall applies to products that were manufactured at a Perrigo facility in Wisconsin in early January 2023 and sold in stores across the United States. While no distributed product has tested positive for the bacteria and no adverse effects have been reported, Gerber is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.

The bacteria in question is Cronobacter sakazakii, a common bacteria that typically causes no symptoms in healthy individuals. However, in some cases, particularly among premature infants, infants under two months of age, or infants with weakened immune systems, the bacteria can cause serious symptoms like fever, poor feeding, excessive crying, low energy, and more.

If you have purchased Gerber SoothePro infant formula, it’s important to check if your container is included in the recall. The affected products have the following lot codes and “use by” dates, which can be found on the bottom of the package:

  • Lot code: 0126HE, use by date: Mar 5, 2024
  • Lot code: 0127HE, use by date: Mar 6, 2024

If your formula matches these lot codes and use by dates, do not use it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund. No other Gerber products are included in the recall, and no other products manufactured at the Perrigo facility or any other Perrigo facility are affected.

As always, it’s important to prioritize your child’s health and well-being. Stay informed about product recalls and take action as necessary to ensure your little one stays safe and healthy.