Nutricia and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of one lot [# P91877] of the specialized infant formula product, Neocate, a hypoallergenic dry powder formula distributed to pharmacies, health care professionals and consumers nationwide. Due to a one-time blending error, Neocate contained protein levels lower than that declared on the label. Although short-term consumption of product from the affected batch is very unlikely to cause immediate nutritional issues, longer term consumption might influence the healthy growth curve in certain infants. Neocate is not intended for general use and is usually given to infants in the care of health care professionals.
The affected cans were distributed between September 1 and September 11, 2009 and the lot number can be found at the bottom of each can and on the right hand side of the case label.