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Originator: National Patient Safety Alert - UKHSA

Issue date: 04-Mar-2022 14:46:36

This alert has been issued to:
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Action category: Action

Title: Potential contamination of Alimentum and Elecare infant formula food products

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On 20 February 2022 the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published a product recall information notice (PRIN), which was updated on 22 February (PRIN) for two infant formula products used for special medical purposes, due to concerns of possible contamination with Salmonella Newport and Cronobacter sakazakii (formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii). This relates to products produced in one manufacturing site in the USA and imported into the UK. The recall notices provide product details and specific batch codes – these products must not be used.

It is crucial to ensure relevant batches of these products are removed, including from individual’s homes. Additionally, there is need to raise awareness among healthcare professionals who might encounter potentially associated cases to inform clinical care, surveillance and public health action.

Additional information: NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy.

Alert reference: NatPSA/2022/001/UKHSA

Action underway deadline: 07-Mar-2022

Action complete deadline: 11-Mar-2022


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