Abbott Nutrition Beverages Such As Ensure Recalled For Bacteria Contamination – CFIA

by Kim Boateng Posted on October 16th, 2018

Ottawa, Canada: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of its canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination.

The Chicago-based company is recalling products under its Ensure Plus, Jevity and TwoCal brands, among others.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there has been one reported illness associated with the products.

The CFIA says people should not consume the products, which come in 235-ml metal cans.

It’s also warning hospitals and nursing homes not to sell or use the recalled products.

The agency says the recall was triggered by consumer complaints, and its investigation could lead to more products being recalled.

The CFIA enforces policies and standards, set by Health Canada, governing the safety and nutritional quality of all food sold in Canada.

Recall details

The food recall warning issued on September 23, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation in collaboration with Abbott.

Abbott is recalling certain Abbott brand formulated liquid nutrition products in 235 mL metal cans from the marketplace due to possible bacterial contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Abbott TwoCal HN – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L87257RA0 EXP 2019AL1 Tray: 0 55325 22799 1
Can: 0 55325 20799 3
Abbott Promote – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L90096RA0 EXP 2019JL1 Tray: 0 55325 21170 9
Can: 0 55325 20170 0
Abbott Suplena – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L85415RA0 EXP 2019MA1
L89679RA1 EXP 2019SE1
Tray: 0 55325 51164 9
Can: 0 55325 50164 0
Abbott PediaSure – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L83104RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L87141RA0 EXP 2019OC1
Case: 0 55325 21373 4
Can: 0 55325 20373 5
Abbott Pediasure – Strawberry 235 mL metal can L83043RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L86910RA0 EXP 2019SE1
L90227RA0 EXP 2020JA1
Case: 0 55325 01391 4
Can: 0 55325 01390 7
Abbott PediaSure – Chocolate 235 mL metal can L85608RA0 EXP 2019AU1
L88547RA0 EXP 2019NO1
L90087RA0 EXP 2020JA1
Case: 0 55325 01401 0
Can: 0 55325 01400 3
Abbott Pediasure Plus – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L84262RA0 EXP 2019JA1
L85607RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L86909RA0 EXP 2019MR1
L88502RA0 EXP 2019MA1
L89682RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L89859RA0 EXP 2019JN1
Case: 0 55325 03131 4
Can: 0 55325 03130 7
Abbott PediaSure Fibre – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L83907RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L85618RA0 EXP 2019AU1
L87049RA0 EXP 2019OC1
L89680RA0 EXP 2019DE1
Case: 0 55325 01381 5
Can: 0 55325 01380 8
Abbott Osmolite 1.2 Cal 235 mL metal can L85617RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L88503RA0 EXP 2019MA1
Tray: 0 55325 21758 9
Can: 0 55325 20758 0
Abbott Jevity 1.5 Cal 235 mL metal can L83168RA0 EXP 2018DE1
L88410RA0 EXP 2019MA1
Tray: 0 55325 50289 0
Can: 0 55325 50288 3
Abbott Jevity 1.2 Cal 235 mL metal can L87048RA0 EXP 2019AL1 Tray: 0 55325 21649 0
Can: 0 55325 20649 1
Abbott Jevity 1 Cal 235 mL metal can L83167RA0 EXP 2019MR1 Tray: 0 55325 21144 0
Can: 0 55325 20143 4
Abbott Glucerna 1.0 Cal – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L85694RA0 EXP 2018DE1
L89617RA0 EXP 2019AL1
Case: 0 55325 21502 8
Can: 0 55325 20502 9
Abbott Ensure Plus – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L83973RA0 EXP 2018DE1
L85560RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L85691RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L88413RA0 EXP 2019MA1
L89857RA0 EXP 2019JN1
Case: 0 55325 21707 7
Can: 0 55325 20707 8
Abbott Ensure Plus – Strawberry 235 mL metal can L83105RA0 EXP 2018DE1
L84347RA0 EXP 2019JA1
L85562RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L85692RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L87133RA0 EXP 2019AL1
L87264RA0 EXP 2019AL1
L89681RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L89858RA0 EXP 2019JN1
L90919RA0 EXP 2019JL1
Case: 0 55325 21718 3
Can: 0 55325 20718 4
Abbott Ensure Plus – Chocolate 235 mL metal can L83975RA0 EXP 2018DE1
L84340RA0 EXP 2019JA1
L85419RA0 EXP 2019FE1
L86009RA0 EXP 2019MR1
L88415RA0 EXP 2019MA1
L90311RA0 EXP 2019JL1
Case: 0 55325 21702 2
Can: 0 55325 20702 3
Abbott Ensure Fibre – Vanilla 235 mL metal can L85561RA0 EXP 2019MA1
L88414RA0 EXP 2019AU1
Case: 0 55325 21759 6
Can: 0 55325 20759 7
Abbott Ensure Fibre – Chocolate 235 mL metal can L83044RA0 EXP2019MR1 Case: 0 55325 21756 5
Can: 0 55325 20756 6

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be returned to the store where they were purchased.

Background

This recall was triggered by consumer complaints. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of these products.

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