Possibility of meningitis-causing bacteria cause of formula recall

A lot of Sammy's Milk Baby Food formula is being recalled because it may contain Cronobacter, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants.

The formula may also provide inadequate nutritional levels of iron.

The company behind the recall, Graceleigh, Inc. says Sammy's Milk was distributed to Mother's Markets stores in California - but also sold nationwide by 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.

Graceleigh, Inc. says no illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Sammy's Milk are urged to not consume and return it for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 949-646-4628, or email at recall@SammysMilk.com between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

According to the FDA's website, the recall is a result of the its 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.