Abbott Recalls Similac Powder Baby Formula
Abbott, the company that owns Similac, has announced what it calls a nationwide “proactive, voluntary recall” of certain Similac-brand powder baby formula.
The company says the recall was prompted by an internal quality review that revealed the possible presence of a small common beetle in the production area of an undisclosed manufacturing facility.
Although Abbott says that it has been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the beetles pose no immediate health risk, there remains the possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience gastrointestinal discomfort and refuse to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating their GI tract.
The company warns parents to contact a physician if those symptoms persist for more than a few days.
“We regret any inconvenience this situation poses to parents and consumers,” Holger Liepmann, the executive vice president of Abbott Nutrition, said in a released statement.
According to Abbott, the recall includes certain Similac powder formulas in plastic containers as well as products offered in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
You can click here and type in your lot number to determine if your product is affected by the recall. If it is, then you can return the product at no cost. For more information about the recall and the return process, call Abbott’s consumer hotline at 1.800.986.8850.
The company states that no Similac liquid infant formulas are involved in the recall, including Similac Expert Care Alimentum, Elecare, Similac Expert Care Neosure, Similac Human Milk Fortifier and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.
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