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Dealing with the baby formula shortage

Supply chain changes and a formula recall have led to half-empty shelves in the baby formula aisle at the store. To help parents provide safe and effective nutrition to their infants, we have put together the following resources.

Recall Information

The FDA has advised consumers not to use certain Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas. Parents should check to see if their formula containers meet the following criteria:

• Contain the first two digits of the code 22 through 37; and
• the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
• the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

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If your child’s formula does not meet these criteria, it is not affected and is safe to feed your child.

If you have further concerns, contact your child’s pediatrician.

To read the Food and Drug Administration’s release, visit: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility

For more information about the recalled formulas, visit:  https://www.similacrecall.com/us/en/home.html

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