FDA issues recall for Sammy’s Milk baby formula over bacteria concern

The Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for the baby formula Sammy's Milk because the California-based company did not test for the presence of a potentially deadly bacteria. Photo courtesy FDA

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for all baby formula sold by California-based retailer Sammy’s Milk because it could possess a potentially deadly bacteria.

The FDA said Graceleigh, Inc., the company that manufactures Sammy’s Milk, did not perform the required test to guard against the bacteria Cronobacter, which can cause blood infections or meningitis in infants.

The formula also may have insufficient amounts of iron for some babies and does not carry the required warning to supplement a child’s diet, the FDA said.

No illnesses have been reported.

Sammy’s Milk, which markets itself as a GMO- and gluten-free baby formula, is distributed in California at Mother’s Market retail outlets and ships directly through its website, SammysMilk.com.

The recall covers all lot numbers with the expiration dates from November 2016 to August 2018.

Consumers who purchased Sammy’s Milk are entitled to a refund and can contact the company by phone at (949) 646-4628, or email at [email protected]

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