ByHeart issued a voluntary recall for certain batches of its baby formula after concerns arose over potential cross-contamination, according to the Florida Department of Health.
In a release Tuesday, health officials said the company is recalling batches of ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12 months in 24-ounce containers.
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The formula is being recalled due to the potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii, the release shows.
The CDC lists Cronobacter as a type of germ that can be deadly to newborns. While rare, Cronobacter infections can cause serious issues like sepsis and meningitis, the CDC’s website says.
ByHeart is expected to reach out via email to customers who bought formula from the identified batches and issue a refund, health officials said.
Anyone with a product included in the recall is urged to not use the product. FDOH officials stated that customers should check the lot number on the bottom or side of the bottle to determine whether it’s part of the recall.
The product batches impacted by the recall are:
- 22273 C1
- 22276 C1
- 22277 C1
- 22278 C1
- 22280 C1
ByHeart is continuing to manufacture formula and said that none of the distributed formula has tested positive for contaminations thus far, FDOH reported.
For questions or concerns, contact ByHeart at notices@ByHeart.com or text 1-909-506-2354. Parents are asked to consult a pediatrician if for questions about their child’s health.
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