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Aug 1, 2000

Isomil, Similac and Enfamil Infant Formula Products Recalled

FDA Has advised us that this recall is NOT safety related - the products are being recalled simply because of misbranding of codes etc.

Lexington, KY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Unity Wholesale Grocery, Inc. is conducting a recall of certain Isomil,  Similac and Enfamil infant formula products because they were repackaged in cardboard trays and boxes which are misbranded.

A spokeswoman for FDA advised the recall is being conducted because of incorrect lot numbering, and a trademark issue which occured during re-packaging of the product.

PRODUCT
Repackaged infant formula products:
a) Isomil Soy Formula with Iron Powder, in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
b) Isomil Soy Formula with Iron Concentrated Liquid,
in 13-fluid ounce cans, 24 cans per case;
c) Similac with Iron Concentrated Liquid, in 13-fluid ounce cans, 24 cans per case;
d) Similac with Low-Iron Powder, in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
e) Similac with Iron Powder, in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
f) Similac Neosure with Iron Powder, in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
g) Enfamil with Low-Iron Powder, in 16-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
h) Enfamil Lactofree Iron Fortified Formula Powder,
in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
i) Enfamil with Iron Powder, in 16-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
j) Enfamil Prosobee Iron Fortified Powder, in 14-ounce cans, 6 cans per case;
k) Enfamil Nutramigen Iron Fortified Powder, in 16-ounce cans, 6 cans per case.

Recall #F-621/631-0.  Class III

CODE
All lots of cardboard cases and trays of infant formula that were repackaged, labeled, and distributed by Unity Wholesale Grocery, Inc. with firm's old address: 753 PINE STREET, and distributed since April 25, 2000.

REPACKER
Lexington Wholesale Grocery, doing business as Unity Wholesale Grocery, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky.

RECALLED BY
Repacker, by fax and telephone on June 5, 2000.
Firm-initiated recall ongoing.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

DISTRIBUTION
Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, California.

QUANTITY
Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 cases were distributed.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 1, 2000.

 
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