Graceleigh, Inc. d/b/a Sammy’s Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because of possible presence of Cronobacter, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants and it may not provide adequate nutritional levels of iron.
Sammy’s Milk was distributed in California to Mother’s Markets retailers and through nationwide direct delivery from www.SammysMilk.com
This product comes in a 12.84oz white plastic container for all lot numbers with expiration dates of 11/2016 – 8/2018.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
This recall is being conducted as a result of the FDA’s determination that Sammy’s Milk is being marketed as an Infant Formula, not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations and testing to confirm the absence of the Cronobacter bacteria was not performed. Although Sammy’s Milk meets the FDA’s minimum requirement for iron content, there is no label warning that it contains low iron and supplementation may be necessary.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cronobacter (formerly called Enterobacter sakazakii) is a germ found naturally in the environment that can survive in very dry conditions. Cronobacter has been found in dry foods, such as powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches.
Getting sick from Cronobacter does not happen very often (4-6 cases seen in infants annually), but it is often deadly in young infants. It usually occurs in the first days or weeks of life.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe blood infections (sepsis) or meningitis (an inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and spine).
Consumers who have purchased Sammy’s Milk are urged to not consume and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 949-646-4628, or email at recall@SammysMilk.com between 10am-5pm PST Monday through Friday.