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Shoppers Drug Mart recalls baby formula due to salmonella risk


Shoppers Drug Mart locations is recalling certain baby formulas as they could have been contaminated with salmonella.

The recall for certain Abbott brand powdered infant formula products was made June 19 due to potential Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

"The products were previously recalled on Feb. 17 but some formula was sold online in error, according to the agency.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor, check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Do no not consume recalled products, they should be thrown out or returned to where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

In rare cases, Cronobacter sakazakii can cause serious or fatal infections, according to the food inspection agency. 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.

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

More information on the recall can be found on the inspection agency's website.


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