Monday, June 02, 2008

FDA: Baby Formula Recalled

Two lots of baby formula have been recalled.

Abbott Laboratories says it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Calcilo XD Low-Calcium/Vitamin D-Free Infant Formula with Iron powder.

The formula is specially designed for infants and children with hypercalcemia - high levels of calcium - in their blood.

The FDA web site says the formula was distributed in Canada and the U.S. between June 6, 2006 and April 17, 2008. It is only available by special order.

The recall is limited to Calcilo XD in 400g cans, with stock code number 00378 and lot numbers 39973RB or 47239RB6 printed on the bottom of the cans. No other Calcilo XD powdered infant formulas are affected.

The company says small amounts of air may have entered the can, resulting in oxidation of the formula, which can often be detected by an off odour.

The FDA says consumption of highly oxidized foods can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If parents have questions or concerns, the release says they should contact a health care professional.

Source here.