Grocery Store News
News and Information About WIC Grocery Stores
The grocery store and food industry are always making changes. Whether it’s a new store, or a new brand of food, changes occur almost daily. New Mexico WIC works with grocery store chains, independent stores, and food manufactures to make sure we are keeping up to serve New Mexico WIC families.
In the link below there is guidance for those that purchased Jif products. There is a ‘Recall Contact Form’ to help expedite support for consumers, along with UPCs of the affected products.
Similac PM 60/40
02.28.2022 – UPDATE: Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family.
Please be aware of a recall on powdered formula from Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare. Check your formula before using and exchange it at the store if it part of the recall. If your infant formula is affected by the recall, do not use it! WIC participants can exchange the recalled formula at the store it was purchased. See if your powdered formula is part of the recall here: https://bit.ly/3H9bV75
Abbott Nutrition has recalled powder formulas – including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare – due to contamination in one Michigan facility. To see if your powdered formula is part of the recall, visit this website https://bit.ly/3H9bV75 or call Abbott Customer Service at 1-800-986-8540. If your infant formula is affected by the recall, do not use it! WIC participants can exchange the recalled formula at the store it was purchased.
The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powder infant formulas if:
- The first two digits of the code are 22-37; and
- The code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2; and
- The expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.
If your infant formula is affected by the recall, do not use it! WIC participants can exchange the recalled formula at the store it was purchased. Check if your powdered formula is part of the recall here: https://bit.ly/3H9bV75
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HEAVY METALS IN BABY FOOD
Heavy metals in rice-based baby foods has been circulating in the Media. Baby food manufacturers have continued to work with government agencies to meet regulatory standards and to ensure the safety of their customers. Despite all the transparency, it can be confusing to navigate the issue of heavy metals in baby foods. If you are looking for tips on how to select baby foods to maximize the health of you and your baby, use the links below for some helpful tips and answers to a few frequently asked questions about this topic.