September 23, 2010 by staff
Similac Formula, Abbott Nutrition has initiated a voluntary recall of certain formulas Similac-brand powdered infant in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some other Caribbean countries because of concern about quality is at a Sturgis, Michigan plant for an internal review. The company identified the remote possibility that there was the presence of a small beetle native common to houses, office buildings and grocery stores in formula produced in a production area.
Consumers should visit Web Similac specific lot numbers included in the recall
According to the company, consumers have started two reports of pollution, but according to spokeswoman Melissa Brotz, “the decision to withdraw the products are made in advance” of complaints. “When we identified this, we made extensive testing of each product in the factory () line and more than 99.8 percent of GDP was negative” for contamination of the beetle, said.
The recall includes the powdered infant formula is sold in plastic containers and different sizes can, including 9 ounces (227 grams), 12.4 ounces (352 grams) and 12.9 ounces (366 grams). For specific lot numbers of the case, the company asks consumers to visit www.similac.com / memory / search and enter the lot number on the bottom of the cans having to determine if your product is affected .
Consumers can also call the consumer Abbott (800) 986-8850 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
liquid ready to feed the baby and concentrated formulas are not involved in the recall. specialty brands such as Similac care expert, Alimentum, Elecare, Care Expert NeoSure Similac, Similac human milk fortifier and formulas of inherited disorders of metabolism are also part of the recalled products.
While the formula is not likely to pose an immediate health risk, infants consuming formula containing the beetles or their larvae may experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort as a result of irritating insect parts gastrointestinal tract, according to the Food and Drug Administration of USA.
Consumers with recalled product is recommended that you return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. A form is also available to return the product to Abbott Nutrition and reimbursement will be mailed in 4-6 weeks.
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