Abbott Recalls Baby Formula Manufactured At Michigan facility

Abbott Laboratories ABT recalls powdered baby formulas, including Similac, made at a Michigan facility after four consumers complained about bacterial infections in infants who consumed the products.

  • The complaints were related to Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria or Salmonella Newport.
  • Abbott will also recall its Alimentum and EleCare baby formulas manufactured at the plant in Sturgis.
  • The FDA said that it was investigating consumer complaints of the infections
  • "All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized, and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case," the health agency said.
  • Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria can cause serious invasive infections and premature infant death. 
  • The FDA also said that a review of Abbott's internal records indicated environmental contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.
  • Additionally, Abbott conducted routine testing for Cronobacter sakazakii and other pathogens in manufacturing facilities. During testing in Sturgis, Michigan, facility, the Company said that it did find evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii in the plant in non-product contact areas. 
  • But, it found no evidence of Salmonella Newport. This investigation is ongoing.
  • Price Action: ABT shares are down 0.84% at $119.58 during the market session on the last check Friday.

Posted In: BriefsBiotechNewsHealth CareFDAGeneral

Ad Disclosure: The rate information is obtained by Bankrate from the listed institutions. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any rates shown above. Institutions may have different rates on their own websites than those posted on The listings that appear on this page are from companies from which this website receives compensation, which may impact how, where, and in what order products appear. This table does not include all companies or all available products.

All rates are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on location. These quotes are from banks, thrifts, and credit unions, some of whom have paid for a link to their own Web site where you can find additional information. Those with a paid link are our Advertisers. Those without a paid link are listings we obtain to improve the consumer shopping experience and are not Advertisers. To receive the rate from an Advertiser, please identify yourself as a Bankrate customer. Bank and thrift deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Credit union deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Consumer Satisfaction: Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of its Advertisers' terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. If you believe that you have received an inaccurate quote or are otherwise not satisfied with the services provided to you by the institution you choose, please click here.

Rate collection and criteria: Click here for more information on rate collection and criteria.