Abbott recalling certain Similac brand powder infant formulas.

 

Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. The United States Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these 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. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted.


The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:

 

  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.

For more information, visit: Similac.com/recall/
Posted By: admin September 19 2010, 17:15

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Full Article: Reuters Health

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Full Article: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Full Article: US Recall News

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