Thursday, September 23, 2010

Similac recall

Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories says it is recalling about 5 million containers of its top-selling Similac powdered infant formula due to possible contamination by beetles or larvae of the bugs. The product being recalled is sold in cans and plastic containers, and that only the powdered versions of the popular infant formula is involved in its “proactive” action. Similac sold in liquid form is not part of the recall.

The company said in a news release posted on the web site of the FDA that an internal quality review detected the “remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced” in one of its manufacturing facilities. Abbott says the FDA had determined that while the formula containing the beetles “poses no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract.”

It says consumers desiring more information or to find out if they have the product in their possession should go the web site and type in the lot number. Or people may call 800-986-8850.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

I never heard of a mother recalling her own breast milk due to unforeseen contamination.