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Abbott Recalls Certain Similac Brand Powder Infant Formulas

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Abbott issued a voluntary recall of certain Similac powdered infant formula after identifying a common warehouse beetle (both larvae and adults) in the finished product at its Sturgis, Mich. plant.

| September 24, 2010

STURGIS, Mich. - On September 22, 2010, Abbott  issued a voluntary recall of certain Similac powdered infant formula after identifying a common warehouse beetle (both larvae and adults) in the finished product at their Sturgis, Michigan plant. Abbott identified the problem while conducting a quality assurance check on September 16, 2010. The company immediately put all product manufactured at the Michigan plant on hold and ceased manufacturing at that location. FDA was notified by Abbott on Monday, September 20, 2010 that based on its facility inspection, root cause investigation, and finished and in-process infant formula powder test results they would be initiating a product recall.

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.

FDA is advising against consumption of the recalled product and urges consumers to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for reporting and returning the formula. Abbott has set up a special web address so consumers can check their formula against the recalled product. Go to or call Abbott’s 24-hour a day consumer hotline at 1-800-986-8850.

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