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Dairy Manufacturers Inc. is recalling its Crecelac Infant Formula because it may be contaminated with Cronobacter spp, “a bacterium that can cause bloodstream and central nervous system infections, such as sepsis and meningitis, respectively,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Which Crecelac Infant Formula Products are Being Recalled?

The recalled product is Crecelac Infant Formula 0-12 with an expiration date of 08/2025, according to an FDA Recall Alert [1.] published on June 4, 2024. All lot codes of Infant formula produced by Dairy Manufacturers Inc. were previously recalled to the retail and wholesale level on May 25, 2024, after they were found to be in non-compliance of the FDA under section 21 CFR 106.110 New Infant formula registration [2.]. Recalled products include:




Crecelac Infant 0-12 8 50042 40847 6 08/2025; 09/2025
Farmalac 0-12 8 50042 40841 4 08/2025; 09/2025
Farmalac 0-12 Low lactose 8 50042 40839 1 08/2025; 09/2025

Where was the Recalled Crecelac Formula Sold?

Crecelac 12.4 oz containers were distributed through retail stores in the state of Texas during March, April, and May 2024. The recalled product is labeled as “Infant Formula” and packaged in a 12.4 oz. cardboard and aluminum can.

Cronobacter Symptoms & Complications

“Symptoms of Cronobacter infection in infants may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice, grunting breaths, or abnormal body movements,” FDA said. “Complications from Cronobacter infection in infants can include brain abscess, developmental delays, motor impairments, and death.”

FDA Recommendation

If you purchased any infant formula products that are affected by this recall, you should not use them, and either throw them away or return them to the point of purchase for a refund. Anyone concerned about a potential Cronobacter illness should contact their healthcare provider or dial 9-1-1.

Cronobacter Infection Statistics

  • Rarity: Cronobacter infections are rare, with the CDC typically receiving 2 to 4 reports of infant infections annually.
  • State Reporting: Only Minnesota and Michigan required reporting, leading to an incomplete understanding of infection rates in the U.S.
  • Age Vulnerability: Infants: Most common in infants under 2 months, often fatal; Older Adults: Infections are more common but typically milder.
  • Unknown True Numbers: The exact annual case numbers are unknown due to inconsistent reporting.
  • National Notifiable Condition: Invasive Cronobacter infections in infants have been added to the list of nationally notifiable conditions in 2024.
  • Mandatory Reporting: Health providers must report diagnosed cases to state or local public health officials.
  • Data Collection: This change aims to provide a clearer picture of the actual number of cases each year.
  • Historical Reports: From January 2002 to July 2022, the CDC received 76 reports of severe Cronobacter illnesses in infants across 32 states.
  • United States: Approximately 20% of infants with Cronobacter meningitis or bloodstream infections die.
  • Worldwide: The fatality rate is around 40% for infants with these conditions.
  • Recent Estimates: A report by Strysko in 2020 highlights the high mortality rates associated with these infections both in the U.S. and globally.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [3.]

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