FDA Recall: Contaminated Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare Infant Formulas

On February 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary recall of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas due to Cronobacter and Salmonella bacteria contamination.

Dangers of Cronobacter and Salmonella Infections in Infants: Recognizing Symptoms and Risks

Cronobacter infection in infants can cause meningitis, sepsis, bowel damage, poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, grunting breaths and abnormal body movements.

Salmonella infection in infants can cause abdominal cramps, blood in urine or stool, diarrhea, fever, head and body aches, lethargy and rash.

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Infant Formula Risks: NEC and the Dangers of Infamil and Similac Products

In addition, medical studies have shown that the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is increased by the ingestion of infant formula, including Infamil and Similac products. NEC is a life-threatening illness affecting infants with a mortality rate as high as 50 percent. NEC can cause inflammation of the intestine leading to bacterial invasion resulting in cellular damage and necrosis of the colon and intestine.

Seeking Justice: Compensation for Infants Affected by Contaminated Infant Formula

If your baby suffered from Cronabacter infection, Salmonella infection or developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after ingesting infant formula, you may be eligible for compensation.

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