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21st February 2023  Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer

Plant-Based Infant Formula Recalled Due to Possible Cronobacter sakazakii

Reckitt have announced that out of an abundance of caution, it has chosen to voluntarily recall two select batches of ProSobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula due to a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. All product distributed went through extensive testing and tested negative for the bacteria.

The recall involves approximately 145,000 cans. No other ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula batches or other Reckitt products are impacted. No illnesses or adverse events have been reported.

Reckitt has commented that they "are committed to the highest level of quality and safety and it is for this reason that we have taken this extraordinary measure. The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria and this is an isolated situation. After a thorough investigation, we have identified the root cause, which was linked to a material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier."

The health and safety of infants is our highest priority. All of our products undergo rigorous and industry leading quality tests and checks to ensure that they meet or exceed all standards set by regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is for this reason that we have the highest level of confidence in the safety and quality of every infant formula we make.

Visit for more details on this recall or to prevent recalls at your facility visit rapidmicrobiology's Test Method Guide on products to help isolate and identify Cronobacter sakazakii

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Date Published: 21st February 2023

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