USA – A Washington-based company, Healthwest Minerals operating as Mt. Capra Products, has issued a recall for a goat milk product and urged consumers to immediately cease its use as baby formula.

The recall, which encompasses 1,506 boxes of Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit, follows guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which expressed concerns about the product’s adequacy as infant formula.

The FDA echoed the company’s announcement on its website, highlighting worries that the formula fails to meet FDA requirements for infant nutrition, posing risks of nutritional deficiency and storage inadequacy.

Infants consuming the recalled product without additional iron supplementation could develop iron deficiency anemia and feeding intolerance.

The affected Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit sold through Mt. Capra’s web store and a single retail outlet in Chehalis, Washington, from May 1, 2023, to May 1, 2024, bears specific lot codes listed in the recall notice.

Mt. Capra disclosed that the FDA notified them of an adverse event report involving anemia in an infant, attributed to caregivers substituting ingredients with a different multivitamin brand, leading to deficiencies in vitamin B12 and folate.

In response, Mt. Capra strongly advises against using the product for infants aged 0-12 months. Consumers who have administered formula from the Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit are urged to consult healthcare providers regarding potential nutritional deficiencies.

Mt. Capra emphasized its commitment to customer safety and product integrity, conducting the recall in collaboration with the FDA.

The company underlined the FDA’s concerns regarding the formula’s compliance with infant nutrition standards and the potential health risks associated with its use.

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