Abbott Laboratories has asked that the food and drug administration recall five million cans of Similac baby formula in powder form. This comes after the company discovered beetles at one processing plant. The 8-ounce, 12.4 ounce and 12.9 ounce cans in powder similac are the ones being recalled.
The recall is issued because of concerns that insect parts may have contaminated the powder formula similac. The cans may contain small beetles or larvae. Abbott Laboratories Company in Sturgis, Michigan manufactured the cans of similac baby formula that is being recalled.
FDA says if the similac infant formula that is being recalled is ingested; the common beetle could cause indigestion and discomfort. The recall affects Sinilac formula sold in the Caribbean, United States, Puerto Rico and Guam.
The recall on similac infant formula does not affect liquid formula or any of Abbott brand products. Similac infant formula is one of the top selling infant formulas on the market.
The officials recall notice states. “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.”
Officials with the company urge consumers who purchased similac to check the official website of the company to see if the formula you purchased was produced at the plant where the contamination occurred. According to the food and drug administration, if the infant drinks the similac formula there will be no major health risks only a possible bellyache.
The name of the company along with the manufacturing plant should be listed on the side of the similac infant formula can.
There have been many recalls recently in the United States on many different items. For more information on the recall of similac infant formula visit, Similac recall.