Certain brands of Similac® (powdered) Infant Baby Formula are being voluntarily recalled by Abbott, throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and certain other countries within the Caribbean.
The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) website states that the recall is voluntary and due to the “remote possibility” of small beetles or beetle parts in the formula. The problem was found in one area of one manufacturing center. This may cause gastrointestinal discomfort and GI irritation, and the baby may refuse to eat.
The recall is for certain lot numbers:
Similac® powder in plastic containers
Similac® powder in sizes 8 oz, 12.4 oz, and 12.9 oz cans
The recall does not affect liquid formula or other brands made by Abbott.
You can visit the Similac website via the link below this artlicle.
Type in the lot number located on the container to see if it has been recalled. If the website is down, try: http://www.recalls.gov/food.html
Or call: 800–986-8850 (24/7)
The Abbot Company is currently looking at ways to tackle the possibility of beetles in their facility and how to prevent future problems.
If you have a recalled product of powdered Similac®, check the website above or call the number to find out how to return the product to Abbott.
Similac® powdered Infant Baby Formula are sold at stores throughout the Greater Ann Arbor area. If you feel your baby has displayed any GI discomfort lasting more than a few days, after consuming Similac®, consult your pediatrician immediately