Health Canada is alerting consumers of a voluntary food recall triggered by Nestlé. The recall concerns Nestlé Good Start - Soothe infant formula due to bacterial contamination found.

According to Health Canada, the 942-gram packages with the Batch numbers: 301757651Z (EXP 2024 JL 18), 301757652Z (EXP 2024 JL 18), and 301857651Z (EXP 2024 JL 19) are affected. The products were sold nation-wide. 

The microbial contamination concerns Cronobacter sakazakii and while food contaminated may not look or smell spoiled, it can still cause illness.

"Although Cronobacter sakazakii is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections," Health Canada stated. "Cronobacter sakazakii can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection (necrotizing enterocolitis) and blood poisoning (sepsis), especially in newborns."

Health Canada stated that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Consumers are urged to check to see if they have the recalled products in their home or establishment and to not consume, use, sell, or distribute the recalled products. Those who believe they may have become sick from consuming a recalled product should call a doctor. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. 

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