The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says they are recalling certain baby formula due to Cronobacter concern. The CFIA says while Cronobacter is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections.
The recalled product is President's Choice brand Lower Iron milk-based powdered infant formula in 900-gram containers. The UPC code is 0 60383 69839 3, and the expiry date marked on the packaging is 2021 AU 29.
The CFIA says that Cronobacter can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns.
The recall is a result of product testing by the CFIA, and the inspection agency says they are conducting a further investigation which may result in further recalls.
So far there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.
The CFIA says that you should contact your doctor immediately if you think your baby has become sick from consuming the product.
Check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The product was sold in Loblaw stores across Canada.