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Company Recalls 145,000 Cans of Infant Formula Amid Contamination Fears

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

New Jersey is among multiple states in the country to adhere to a recall of a baby formula due to possible contamination, the FDA said. 

According to FDA officials, Reckitt, a producer of nutrition products, announced late Monday that, out of an abundance of caution, it has chosen to voluntarily recall two (2) select batches of ProSobee 12.9 oz. Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula due to a possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.

All products distributed went through extensive testing and tested negative for the bacteria.


Reckitt officials said ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula in 12.9 oz containers was manufactured between August 2022 and September 2022.

The products were distributed through retail stores nationwide in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. The number on the bottom of the can identify the batches in question.

According to FDA officials, recalled product batches are ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ, with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a "Use By Date" of "1 Mar 2024."  Baby

The recall involves approximately 145,000 cans.

No other ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula batches or other Reckitt products are impacted.  

No illnesses or adverse events have been reported. If parents have any questions, they should consult with their pediatrician or contact us at 1-800-479-0551 24/7 or by email at

Company officials at Reckitt released the following statement: 

"We are committed to the highest level of quality and safety and it is for this reason that we have taken this extraordinary measure. The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria and this is an isolated situation. After a thorough investigation, we have identified the root cause, which was linked to material from a third party. We have taken all appropriate corrective actions, including no longer sourcing this material from the supplier". -Reckitt


Officials went on the say, "the health and safety of infants is our highest priority. All of our products undergo rigorous and industry-leading quality tests and checks to ensure that they meet or exceed all standards set by regulatory bodies, including the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is for this reason that we have the highest level of confidence in the safety and quality of every infant formula we make.

What Consumers Should Do if They Purchased This Product


Consumers who purchased ProSobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula should check the bottom of the can to identify whether the batch number is affected.

Products with batch codes ZLZHZF and ZLZHZZ, both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a "Use By Date" of "1 Mar 2024," should be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase for a total refund.

You can also contact us at 800-479-0551 or by email at, and we will help verify if this product was impacted.