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March 18, 2000

Nestle Recalls Certain Cans of Infant Formula Concentrate

5 new codes added March 21, 2000.

Glendale, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Nestle is voluntarily recalling 33 batches of Nestle's Carnation Good Start, Nestle Carnation Also and Carnation Follow-Up Infant Formulas, in 13-fluid-ounce concentrate cans, because the processing may not have reached high enough temperatures to ensure sterility.

According to Nestle, extensive testing has been conducted and they have confirmed that there is no health risk associated with these batches. Nestle is recalling these batches as a precautionary measure.

This recall affects only the 13-fluid-ounce concentrate formulas that have been distributed nationwide.  This recall does not affect the powder or ready-to-drink forms of Nestle Carnation Infant Formulas.

According to a press release issued by Nestle, the following batch numbers (located below the "BEST IF USED BY" date on the top of the can) are affected:

Alsoy Concentrate:
9337EWAC3876
9338EWAC3876

Follow-Up Concentrate:
9300EWFC3785
9301EWFC3785
9304EWFC3791
9351EWFC3907
9351EWFC3909

Good Start Concentrate -
5 new codes (in bold) added March 21, 2000:

9291EWGC3749
9291EWGC3750
9291EWGC3752
9291EWGC3753
9291EWGC3754
9292EWGC3754
9292EWGC3755
9292EWGC3756
9292EWGC3757
9292EWGC3758
9292EWGC3759
9293EWGC3759
9298EWGC3777
9298EWGC3778
9299EWGC3779
9299EWGC3780
9299EWGC3781
9299EWGC3782
9300EWGC3782
9300EWGC3783
9300EWGC3784
9316EWGC3827
9316EWGC3829
9316EWGC3830
9317EWGC3830
9344EWGC3895
9344EWGC3896
9345EWGC3896

9347EWGC3897
9348EWGC3897
0007EWGC3010
0007EWGC3011
0007EWGC3012
0008EWGC3012
0008EWGC3013
0013EWGC3030
0013EWGC3031
0013EWGC3032
0042EWGC3114

Nestle apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause consumers, and the company has taken action to ensure this does not happen again.

Consumers can call Nestles toll-free at 1-800-510-7493 with any questions regarding this recall.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 18, 2000.  The updated codes were sent on March 21, 2000.

 
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