Abbott Recalls Similac Powder Formula
Thu, 9/23/2010 12:34 PM
Abbot Laboratories announced Wednesday, September 22 its voluntary recall of about 5 million Similac-infant brand formulas that were sold in U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean countries.
The recall has been issued due to the following reasons, “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.”
Abbot company officials are asking consumers who have purchased Similac to check the Similac’s official website and type in the Lot number of the product to confirm if their formula was produced in the plant where the contamination occurred. You may also reach them at (800) 986-8850, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Only products in plastic containers and those in cans the sizes of 8-ounces, 12.4 ounces and 12.9 ounces were affected. Abbot’s liquid formula is not part of the recall.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration stated that even though the formulas were contaminated, there are no major health risks involved besides a possible belly ache. FDA also said that the fumigation process in the affected manufacturing plant started September 22 and will last about 3 days.
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