Date: January 04, 2024


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NH DHHS Advises Consumers of Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Powder Infant Formula Recall

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is advising consumers that Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition has voluntarily recalled select Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic powder infant formula products due to potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. These products were distributed nationwide. Nutramigen liquid formula and other Enfamil products are not affected by this recall.

The batch codes (which can be found on the bottom of the cans) and can sizes of the recalled products are as follows:

  • ZL3FHG; 12.6 oz cans
  • ZL3FMH; 12.6 oz cans
  • ZL3FPE; 12.6 oz cans
  • ZL3FQD; 12.6 oz cans
  • ZL3FXJ; 12.6 oz cans
  • ZL3FRW; 19.8 oz cans

All recalled products have a UPC Code of either 300871239418 or 300871239456 and all have a “use by date” of January 1, 2025. The affected products were manufactured in June 2023 and distributed in June, July, and August 2023.

“Due to the long shelf life of these products, it is important for consumers to check their pantries for any recalled product,” said Patricia Tilley, Director of the DHHS Division of Public Health Services (DPHS). “Consumers with product containing the identified batch codes should contact Reckitt/Mead Johnson for return instructions and replacement product.”

According to Reckitt/Mead Johnson, all products in question went through extensive testing and tested negative for Cronobacter sakazakii. However, sample testing of products that were distributed outside of the United States indicated the possible contamination of Cronobacter sakazakii, and out of an abundance of caution, all potentially affected batches were recalled.

Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes protecting the brain and spine). Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and yellow whites of the eyes), grunting breaths, and abnormal movements. Cronobacter sakazakii infection may also cause bowel damage and may spread through the blood to other parts of the body.

Please contact your pediatrician immediately if your child is exhibiting symptoms after consuming the recalled product. To date there have been no reports of illness or adverse events attributed to the recalled products nationwide, including in New Hampshire.

These products are approved formulas of the New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. Families with an infant enrolled in the New Hampshire WIC program will receive communication from their WIC office informing them of the recall. Families with questions should call their local WIC office or the State WIC office at 1-800-942-4321.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products may contact Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7) at 1-866-534-9986 or email for additional information, including product reimbursement.

For more information about Cronobacter sakazakii, visit the CDC website. For more information about the recall, visit the FDA website.