The Health Department is advising Nunavummiut of a food recall of certain Nestle infant formula products issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Some Nestlé Good Start Soothe infant formula may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Infant formula recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

Nestlé Good Start Soothe formula batches should not be consumed: Health Department

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut’s Department of Health is warning about a food recall of some infant formula products due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria contamination.

Certain batches of commercially-sold Nestlé Good Start Soothe infant formula were recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Saturday.

People should not consume the following infant formula products:

Nestlé Good Start Soothe infant formula, 942 g, UPC 0 55000 38369 1

  • Batch no: 301757651Z (EXP 2024 JL 18)
  • Batch no: 301757652Z (EXP 2024 JL 18)
  • Batch no: 301857651Z (EXP 2024 JL 19)

This recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the location where it was purchased, said department spokesperson Danarae Sommerville on Monday.

“Food contaminated with Cronobacter may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick,” Somerville said.

Although Cronobacter is not commonly linked to human illness, in rare cases it can cause serious or fatal infections, she said.

Cronobacter can cause rare bloodstream and central nervous system infections and has been associated with severe intestinal infection and blood poisoning, especially in newborns.

More information on this product recall can be found on the CFIA website here.

For additional information, contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442- 2342 or visit


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