About the Abbott Nutrition Formula Recall

Mary Kuehl, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
03/22/22  12:38 PM PST
Abbott Nutrition Formula Recall

Abbott Nutrition Formula Recall: Selected Similac, Alimentum and EleCare

For questions regarding the recall, contact Abbott Nutrition at 800-986-8540 or similacrecall.com.

Abbott Nutrition, the formula manufacturer which makes Similac, Alimentum and EleCare, has issued a voluntary recall of specific lot numbers of their powdered formulas. This recall came after receiving five complaints of babies hospitalized with bacterial infections, including two deaths. The Abbott Nutrition facility which manufactured the recalled formulas is located in Sturgis, Michigan.

What Brands are Affected?

Abbott Nutrition is recalling specific lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powder formulas.The list of brands include (but are not limited to):

  • Alimentum
  • Alimentum Advance
  • Elecare Infant
  • Elecare Junior
  • Similac Sensitive
  • Similac Advance
  • Similac Organic
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier
  • Similac Pro-Sensitive
  • Similac Pro-Advance
  • Similac Spit Up
  • Similac Sensitive Spit Up
  • Similac Total Comfort

The recalled formulas must meet the following criteria:

  • The first two digits of the lot code, printed near the expiration date, are between 22 and 37
  • The lot code also contains K8, SH or Z2
  • The expiration date is April 2022 or later

Similac PM 60/40 was added to the recall on February 28, 2022:

  • Impacted lots are 2703K80 (can) and 27032K800 (case)

During these unprecedented times, Shield HealthCare is working tirelessly to supply formula to our most vulnerable customers. The global formula recall has placed tremendous stress on the entire industry, causing widespread shortages across most manufacturers. Please know that Shield HealthCare is doing everything possible to meet our customers’ needs.


For additional questions regarding the recall, please contact Abbott Nutrition at 800-986-8540 or similacrecall.com.


All customers deserve to have their voice heard. If you wish to voice a complaint regarding this recall and its impact on you, please contact:

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