What parents need to know:

  • Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition recently voluntarily recalled certain batches of Nutramigen Powder formula. Nutramigen in 12.6 and 19.8 oz containers that was manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July, and August 2023 may have been contaminated with Cronobacter bacteria.
  • There have been no reports of any illness or adverse events, this was a voluntary and cautionary recall.
  • The following recalled product batch codes and can size associated with each batch were distributed in the U.S.:
    • ZL3FHG (12.6 oz cans);
    • ZL3FMH (12.6 oz cans);
    • ZL3FPE (12.6 oz cans);
    • ZL3FQD (12.6 oz cans);
    • ZL3FRW (19.8 oz cans); and
    • ZL3FXJ (12.6 oz cans).
  • The products have a UPC Code of 300871239418 or 300871239456 and “Use By” date of “1 Jan 2025”.

What is Cronobacter

  • Cronobacter is a type of bacteria that can cause severe illness. This can include symptoms such as poor feeding, lethargy, low temperature or fever, abnormal breathing, or jaundice.
  • If your child is showing any concerning symptoms, please call our office immediately.

What you should do

  • If your baby is on Nutramigen Powder formula, you should check the bottom of the can to identify whether the batch number you have is affected.
  • Any formula cans with the batch codes listed above should be disposed of or you can contact Reckitt/Mead Johnson for a total refund. The phone number to call is 866-534-9986 or you can email them at consumer.relations@rb.com

What alternative formulas are available

  • If Nutramigen Powder that did not have one of the recalled batch codes is not available, consider the following equivalent alternatives. Remember to always read and follow the mixing instructions for each formula.