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Update on Similac Recall

On Friday Feb. 18th, Abbot announced a voluntary recall for Similac powder formulas manufactured in the Sturgis, Michigan facility. Their Ready-to-Feed formulas and Neosure powders are not affected by this recall. Products with the following should be STOPPED IMMEDIATELY:

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

Consumers may check their formula codes at https://www.similacrecall.com/us/en/product-lookup.com


The providers at GI Care for Kids, a local, renowned pediatric gastroenterology practice compiled the following table of appropriate formula replacements: 

Elecare infantNeocate infant Neocate Syneo (NOT for use in kids with short bowel syndrome)
Mead Johnson Puramino DHA & ARA infant
Nestle Alfamino infant
Elecare Jr (all flavors and unflavored)Neocate Jr
Neocate Splash
Cambrooke Equaquare Jr
Cambrooke EssentialCare Jr
Mead Johnson Puramino Jr
Nestle Alfamino Jr
Similac Alimentum powderSimilac Alimentum Ready to Feed liquid
Mead Johnson Nutramigen Gerber Extensive HA
Perrigo/Store Brand Hypoallergenic (Walmart, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, HEB, Topco and Amazon) Mead Johnson Pregestimil
Similac SensitiveSimilac Sensitive Ready to Feed liquid or concentrate liquid Enfamil Gentlease
Gerber Good Start Soothe
Earth’s Best Sensitive
Similac Pro AdvanceEnfamil Newborn, Infant or Reguline
Gerber Good Start Gentle
Earth’s Best Gentle formula
Perrigo/Store Brand (Walmart, Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Meijer, HEB, Topco and Amazon)
Similac Spit UpSimilac for Spit Up Ready to Feed liquid
Enfamil AR
Similac Total ComfortSimilac Total Comfort Ready to Feed liquid
Gerber Good Start Gentle

 If you are mixing your formula to a concentration other than what is specified on the back of the can, contact your physician or dietitian for the correct recipe using the alternative formula as mixing may differ from product to product. 


Parents and caregivers of infants who have used these products within the past few should contact their health care provider if the child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • temperature changes (fevers or those less than normal)
  • abdominal cramps
  • rash or  "yellowing" skin discoloration
  • poor feeding
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • blood in stool or urine

For additional questions or concerns please contact one of our nurses at 770-277-6725 or via the PAL patient portal. 

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