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News and Important Updates

Abbott Formula Recall

Effective 2/18/2022

Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas:

• All Similac Total Comfort and Spit-Up, Alimentum, and Elecare (Infant and Jr)
powders are affected
• Some Similac Advance and Sensitive powders are affected
• Recall does not include Isomil and Neosure
• Recall does not include liquid formulas (ready-to-feed and concentrate)

Abbott is working quickly to resolve this issue and provide replacement formula.
What Parents and Caregivers Should Do
Identify if your formula is affected by the recall. There is a multi-digit number on
the bottom of the container:

• The first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
• The code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
• The expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

Do not use the recalled formula.
Exchange the recalled formula at the store if unaffected product is available. Stores
may be limiting the number of cans you can exchange. Stores may have removed
all formula to sort out those affected by the recall and will replace soon.
If a replacement for recalled formula is not available at the store, do not leave the
recalled formula at the store or discard it:

• Contact your local WIC office
• Complete the Similac recall process at or call +1-800-
• Use FoodShare or other means to purchase formula


Contact your physician if infant is experiencing any of the following symptoms: poor
feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, grunting breaths, abnormal
movements, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
Parents and caregivers should never dilute infant formula and should not make or
feed homemade infant formula to infants.
WIC is available for breastfeeding support. Contact your local WIC office.
If you have formula benefits available on your card, you may shop as normal for
unaffected formula. Stores may be limiting the number of cans you can redeem at
this time.

WIC is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The USDA, WIC, and organizations or institutions administering WIC are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Submit complaints by letter or form AD-3027 (available at 866-632-9992) to: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax: (202) 690-7442; or by email at