I hate sending these recall notices out. Especially when it comes to a product as popular as Kirkland Infant Formula. Please share if you know someone using this product. It only affects a couple of batches which are listed below. It looks like it is a follow up form the President’s Choice Baby formula recall posted about 3 weeks ago.
Thanks to the multiple people who sent me messages to let me know about this recall! Don’t forget, that Costco will accept returns on any product (used or unused) for any reason without a receipt. Just bring the remainder of the product back to the store for a full refund.
You can find the information directly on the Government of Canada site here: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2019-10-25/eng/1572063379373/1572063379748?fbclid=IwAR0nbhWM7c75Lx44i-z1_Zlab4gYEFdceadG5sf2AnXALuflI6UEV8b1x4E
Updated Food Recall Warning – Kirkland Signature brand Non-GMO Infant Formula for Babies Sensitive to Lactose recalled due to Cronobacter spp.
- Recall date:
- October 25, 2019
- Reason for recall:
- Microbiological – Other
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Company / Firm:
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
- Extent of the distribution:
Ottawa, October 25, 2019 – The food recall warning issued on October 13, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Kirkland Signature brand Non-GMO Infant Formula for Babies Sensitive to Lactose from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter spp. contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
||Non-GMO Infant Formula for Babies Sensitive to Lactose
||0 96619 26926 6
||EXP 2020 NO 05
||Non-GMO Infant Formula for Babies Sensitive to Lactose (2-Pack)
||2 x 1.36 kg
||0 96619 23600 8
||EXP 2020 NO 05
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
Food contaminated with Cronobacter may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Although Cronobacter is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections. Cronobacter can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns.
This recall was triggered by CFIA test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.