Voluntary Recall of Gerber Good Start SoothePro Infant Formula

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
03/23/23  1:30 PM PST
Gerber formula recall

On March 17, 2023, Perrigo Company – a pharmaceutical manufacturer which currently manufactures Good Start® SoothePro™ Infant Formula – announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of their Good Start SoothePro Powdered Infant Formula in the U.S. The product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to potential presence of Cronobacter sakazakii. No Shield HealthCare formula has been affected by this recall. If you have any questions, please visit the Gerber website or call the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 800-777-7690. Impacted lot numbers can be found below.

What products are impacted by the recall?

Perrigo has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of Gerber Good Start SoothePro powdered infant formula. Parents and caregivers who purchased the product after March 5, 2023, should look for the following Lot Codes and Use By dates, which can be found on the bottom of the package. No other lot codes are impacted by this recall. Consumers who purchased product with codes matching those recalled should discontinue use and call Gerber Parents Resource Center on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690, in order to receive a refund. You will be asked to provide proof of purchase in the format of a photograph that captures the batch codes on the bottom of all impacted cans in your possession in one image.

Gerber Good Start SoothePro 12.4 oz:

  • 300357651Z – USE BY 04JUL2024
  • 300457651Z – USE BY 05JUL2024
  • 300557651Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
  • 300557652Z – USE BY 06JUL2024
  • 300757651Z – USE BY 08JUL2024
  • 300857651Z – USE BY 09JUL2024
  • 301057651Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
  • 301057652Z – USE BY 11JUL2024
  • 301157651Z – USE BY 12JUL2024

Gerber Good Start SoothePro 30.6 oz:

  • 301357652Z – USE BY 14JUL2024
  • 301457652Z – USE BY 15JUL2024
  • 301557651Z – USE BY 16JUL2024

Gerber Good Start SoothePro 19.4 oz:

  • 301557652Z – USE BY 16JUL2024I

Consumers can request refunds for impacted products and get more information about Gerber Good Start by contacting the Gerber Parents Resource Center. They are available 24/7 on behalf of Perrigo at 1-800-777-7690.

Why was Gerber Good Start SoothePro formula recalled?

The product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to potential presence of Cronobacter sakazakii. No distributed product has tested positive for the presence of this bacteria, no adverse events have been reported, and no other products manufactured at this facility or any of Perrigo’s or Gerber’s other facilities are affected by this recall.

What is Cronobacter sakazakii?

Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium commonly found in the environment. Cronobacter can live in dry foods, like powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. It has also been found in contaminated feeding items like breast pump equipment. Cronobacter infections are often very serious for babies who are younger than 2 months or were born prematurely; they can die. Infections can also be very serious for older people and people whose bodies have trouble fighting germs, like people with HIV, organ transplants, or cancer.

What should I do if I suspect my baby drank the impacted formula?

If you suspect your baby drank the recalled formula, contact your child’s healthcare provider with any health-related questions. For product-related questions, the Gerber Parents Resource Center is available 24/7 at 1-800-777-7690.

Has any Gerber baby food been recalled?

Gerber baby food is not impacted by this recall. Gerber baby food products are manufactured in a completely separate location from Gerber Good Start formula. This product recall only impacts certain batches of Gerber Good Start SoothePro powdered formula.

All Gerber products are continuously and rigorously tested to help ensure both safety and quality.

Does Gerber still own Gerber Good Start formula?

In 2022, Gerber’s Good Start line of formulas transitioned to Perrigo Company plc. Gerber continues to develop and supply baby and toddler foods, including purees, meals and snacks.


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