The General Administration of Customs warned the “immediate suspension of consumption” of Abbott’s baby products

2022-08-02 0 By

The General Administration of Customs recently issued a notice warning consumers to “temporarily not buy through any channels” and “immediately suspend consumption” of baby products owned by US company Abbott laboratories.On February 18, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating complaints of four infants infected with cronobacter and Salmonella, according to the announcement.All four infants reportedly consumed milk powder made by Abbott at its Sturgis, Mich., plant under the brands Similac, Alimentum and EleCare, the FDA said.A review of the FDA’s official website found that, based on preliminary findings, the FDA advised consumers not to purchase or consume the following infant formula from the company involved: the first two digits of the product code are 22 to 37;Containers with code containing K8, SH, or Z2;The expiration date is April 1, 2022 or later.The above products have not been exported to China through general trade after inspection by the General Administration of Customs;The special medical product produced by the company involved, Xikang Baby Tian infant nutritional supplement, has been exported to China, and Abbott China has launched its own recall.It is important to note that just because these products have not been exported to China through general trade does not mean that these products are not available to Chinese consumers.The General Administration of Customs reminded consumers not to purchase the above infant formula through any channel for the time being.If you buy this batch of infant formula milk powder through overseas shopping and other non-general trade channels, immediately suspend consumption.If you buy the above special medical products, stop eating them immediately.’The General Administration of Customs will closely follow the progress of the FDA’s investigation and inform consumers in a timely manner,’ the statement said.[Edit: Li Jian]