Recall Recap: Infant Formula Linked to 2nd Death; Beef Snacks & Pastries

Not many food & beverage recalls posted by the USDA and FDA last week, but several were notable. Here's what we covered.

Only a few food & beverage recalls popped up this past week, but two were pretty notable. The most newsworthy one is out of healthcare conglomerate Abbott, which has expanded its previously issued infant formula recall after a second death.

The CDC announced February 28 that Abbott Nutrition’s Similac PM 60/40 formula product is linked to a second infant death. It was produced at Abbott’s Sturgis, Michigan facility, where four cases of Cronobacter sakazakii and one case of Salmonella are linked to as of the announcement. The CDC said the Cronobacter infections may have contributed to the two infant deaths.

The particular lot of product named in the expanded recall was distributed nationwide and to Isreal, with those aforementioned cases coming from Minnesota, Texas and Ohio.

With that, here’s the other recalls we covered on over the past week.

Health Alert for Beef Snack Products

On March 1, the USDA issued a public health alert for various meat snack products containing an FDA-regulated seasoning mix that has been recalled by the producer, PS Seasoning of Iron Ridge, WI, because it may contain undeclared wheat. Additional products may be added. Some of the products were distributed nationwide.

Allergy Alert on Chicago Bakery’s Pastries

The Third Synthesis Inc DBA Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery has recalled itsfresh baked Coffee Cakes (various flavors) and Paczkis produced between Feb. 21-23 because the label does not declare egg, milk and wheat. A computer error caused the labels to cut off before the allergen statement could print. They were distributed in IL and WI.

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