AUDIENCE: Consumers, Pediatrics

ISSUE: Gerber notified the public that it recalled one lot of Gerber Good Start Gentle Powdered Infant Formula, 23.2 ounce plastic package, because the affected product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases, spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported. The recall applies to batch GXP1684, expiration date of March 5, 2013.


BACKGROUND: See product photos using link below.

RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have the product with the batch code and expiration date above should contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-487-7763 for replacement. Gerber is working with retailers to retrieve any remaining product from this batch.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online:
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

[03/08/2012 - Press Release - Gerber Products Company]

[03/08/2012 - Product Photos - FDA]