A recall of Similac baby formula is on the list due to beetle and insect parts contaminating the product, Salt Lake City Tribune reports. Disgusting insect parts or larvae is the result of this formula recall.
An Estimated 5 Million Containers Infected
Maker of Similac infant formula, Abbott Laboratories, began the recall Wednesday of millions of containers of its best-selling Similac product were discovered to have insect parts in them.
The recall affects an estimated 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in stores throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and other Caribbean countries. The maker stated that the formula may consist of beetle parts or larvae, responsible for causing stomach discomfort in babies and digestive problems.
Just Powdered Formula Affected, Not Liquid or Other Abbott Products
Fortunately, the recall doesn’t involve liquid formulas, just the powdered ones. A spokesman for the Abbott Laboratories stated the contamination was unveiled last week at a Michigan manufacturing plant. It’s not the only manufacturer of Similac in the U.S., as a number of them exist throughout the country.
FDA Determines “No Immediate Health Risk”
Luckily, the Food and Drug Administration has determined that the infected formula doesn’t pose any “immediate health risk” to its users from the contamination.
The formula recall is on 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce, and 12.9-ounce size cans of powdered Similac formula.
Source: Salt Lake City Tribune