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Food Recall Issued For Nestle Good Start Soothe Infant Formula In Canada and U.S.

Shoppers Drug Mart confirmed that the Nestle Good Start Soothe infant formula had been pulled from its stores over the weekend because of a recall warning.


Health Canada released a food recall warning on March 18. for the infant formula due to possible contamination called cronobacter sakazakii.


The recall report on Health Canada’s website states that the pharmaceutical company, Perrigo Company plc initially announced the recall.


“The recall was issued on March 17 and our company reached out to retailers immediately,” said Tim Schramm, the media relations representative for Perrigo Company plc. 


“No other products manufactured at this facility of any other of Perrigo’s facilities are affected by this recall,” he said.


Schramm also said that no adverse events have been reported.


According to Health Canada, Cronobacter sakazakii can cause serious or fatal infections with newborns.


Anita Basdeo is a work-from-home tutor in Toronto and recently had a baby. Basdeo said she was not aware of the recall.


“Retailers could notify in store shoppers who may not know about recalled baby - related products or food because some people might have it in their homes already - it can lead to horrible infections for babies,” Basdeo said.


Although the recall is from Health Canada, the formula was sold world-wide. According to Health Canada’s recall report there have been no reports of sickness or injury. 


Joseph Kalamithi is the front store manager of Shoppers Drug Mart’s 1 Queensgate Blvd. in Bolton. “It’s a serious recall, it’s baby food - so we received notice by email, and it was recalled from our stores on the 18th,” Kalamithi said.


“Other Shoppers Drug Mart locations probably never even had a shipment delivered,” he said.


According to an article from Nestle published on Nov. 1, 2022, ‘Perrigo publicized their partnership with Nestle to strengthen the manufacturing of baby formula.’ Fast forward and contrarily a recall occurs.


According to Health Canada, do not ingest or serve and visit a doctor immediately if a person feels they’re becoming ill. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the retailer. 


For more information including UPC labels, visit Health Canada’s website under recalled consumer products.


Edited by Kavya Venkateshwaran

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