Do you have a baby in the house and use Similac infant formula? You may want to rethink your formula choice because the product’s drugmaker Abbott Laboratories announced a recall Wednesday. They say Similac may be contaminated with insect parts.
Thanks for letting us know, but EWWW!
The recall affects only the Similac powder formulas and not liquid versions sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico and parts of the Caribbean. Abbott Laboratories released a statement on the product’s website,
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.
The contamination was discovered last week at a Michigan manufacturing plant, and the FDA assures us that the recall poses no immediate health risk. Since when do bugs in baby formula pose no immediate health risk? For a refund and more information, visit Similac’s website linked here.
Last time I checked, baby formula isn’t supposed to contain bugs. Maybe breast milk really is best.