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Baby formula at Walmart recalled over concerns metal found inside

Katie O'Malley

A company has recalled over 23,000 containers of baby formula amid concerns the product may contain metal.

The nationwide recall of Perrigo Company's 35 oz containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA explained the reason for the recall was because of “the potential presence of metal foreign matter” in the exclusively Walmart-sold product.

The affected products will have a Lot Code of C26EVFV and a “use by” date of 26 February 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package.

“Any consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use and can visit any Walmart store for a refund,” the agency said.

The FDA said that there were no reports of injury or illness related to the baby formula, rather the recall was due to “an abundance of caution stemming from a consumer report”.

No other Perrigo Company products or retailers are affected by the recall.

Consumers who have questions about Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron are advised to contact Perrigo Consumer Affairs on 866-629-6181.

The news comes months after Tyson Foods – the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork – recalled more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips.

The American food company made the decision to recall the products in March after the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received two complaints that metal was found in the chicken strips.

The affected products include the brand’s buffalo and crispy style ready-to-eat products that were produced on 30 November 2018.

The Independent has contacted the Perrigo Company for comment.