Formula Recall Creates Headache for Hudson Valley Parents
A recent recall on baby formula is becoming a major problem for some local parents.
Before I recently became a parent, the baby formula aisle was always so mysterious. I never understood how there could be so many different brands and types of baby food and formula. I quickly understood once I had a kid of my own, who we learned has a milk allergy.
Our child is prescribed a special formula called EleCare. It's a special hypoallergenic kind for infants and it is completely amino based. The formula works great, but there's one issue that most parents have in the Hudson Valley. It is extremely difficult to find. They don't carry this brand in most stores. I have only been able to find them at Walmart and Tops Friendly Markets. It was even common for shelves in those stores to be empty as well.
This brand of formula just got harder to find. The brand that makes EleCare announced a few weeks ago that there is a recall on many of their formula cans. Apparently, there were some consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella in infants who ate their formula. The powder was made in a facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The products being recalled have a number on the bottom of the container starting with the first two digits 22 through 37, and they have an expiration date of April 1, 2022, or later.
The formula was already hard to get and now there are even fewer on the shelves. The other problem is that there are not many other alternatives.