September 29, 2009

Some Neocate-brand infant formula recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of a limited quantity of Neocate-brand specialized infant formula due to a blending error.

Nutricia North America Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., said Neocate is a hypoallergenic dry powder formula packaged in 14-ounce cans distributed to pharmacies, healthcare professionals and consumers nationwide. The voluntary recall was initiated because approximately 3,700 cans contain protein levels lower than that declared on the label.

The company said short-term consumption of the recalled product is very unlikely to cause nutritional issues, but longer term consumption might influence the healthy growth curve in certain infants.

The recalled products have Lot # P91877 printed at the bottom of each can and on the right hand side of the case label.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-365-7354, option 8-6061.