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Sammy’s Milk Toddler Formula FDA Warning

The Lyon Firm is investigating claims that a popular toddler formula could be unsafe for babies after the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Sammy’s Goat Milk Toddler Formula does not meet FDA requirements for sufficient nutrition. Contact our class action product liability lawyers to learn more about defective products on the shelves and to consider legal action.

What is Wrong With Sammy’s Goat Milk Toddler Formula?

Sammy’s, a company operating out of Newport Beach, California, has issued a warning over its toddler formula after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked them to provide a warning against the use of its Goat Milk Toddler Formula as an infant formula. The safety agency is concerned that the formula does meet all FDA nutrition requirements for infant formula and may be unsafe for this use.

Sammy’s Milk is now emphasizing that its product is specifically formulated for children between the ages of 12 and 36 months, as indicated on its packaging and website.

Sammy’s released a statement on the company’s website and social media that warned consumers not to use Goat Milk Toddler Formula for babies  due the FDA findings that “the formula may not meet all FDA requirements for infant formula and may be unsafe and not provide sufficient nutrition when used as an infant formula.”

The statement added that the company urges caregivers and parents to “always follow age-specific recommendations and consult with healthcare professionals for guidance on infant nutrition.”

Among the FDA requirements for infant formulas, there are 30 nutrients that must be included. There are minimum amounts for all 30 nutrients and maximum amounts for 10 nutrients.

A report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) last year found that in most cases fortified cow milk is better than marketed toddler formulas, and determined that the majority of these formula products were promoted using “misleading marketing tactics.” They noted no nutritional advantage to these products. Some of these toddler formulas tout claims like “improved brain development” or “improved immune function,” though without any supporting evidence for these bold assertions.

The report went on to explain that because nearly all store purchased cow milk in the United States is fortified with vitamin D, the toddler formulas could simply just be a more costly alternative.

Infant Formula Class Action Lawsuits

Large baby formula producers Gerber and Perrigo have been hit with a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging they artificially drive up prices for store-brand formula at Walmart, Walgreens and other nationwide retailers.

The lawsuit claims Ireland-based Perrigo violated antitrust law by illegally scheming with Gerber to block competitors from cutting into the store-brand baby formula market. Perrigo is the nation’s top supplier of store-brand formula.

Contact our product recall attorneys to discuss any deceptive marketing or false advertising claims involving baby formula. We feel strongly that companies who market these products have a duty to properly test products and truthfully market them to the public. The Lyon Firm has filed numerous defective product claims and false advertising lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs in all fifty states.