EleCare (infant formula): Recall and supply issue

Recall Supply issue Active

Abbott Laboratories NZ have initiated a voluntary recall of specific batches of EleCare infant formula products.

21 October 2022: Resupply is now not expected until March 2023.

No action is required from consumers or healthcare professionals in New Zealand because the affected batches have not been distributed in New Zealand.

EleCare sourced internationally

However, people may have privately purchased affected products from online shopping platforms. If you have bought Elecare online, check the batch information on the Ministry for Primary Industries' website.


EleCare and EleCare LCP will be out of stock until March 2023.  

Alternative products

We are advised that Neocate (Nutricia) and Alfamino (Nestlé) are suitable alternatives. We have alerted Nutricia to ensure there additional supply of Neocate. 

See the Schedule listing for amino acid formulas(external link) 

Who to contact

If you need more information about this recall, contact:

Abbott Laboratories NZ

Customer Service Number: 0800 737 115

Customer Service email: nutritionANZ@abbott.com(external link)