Yesterday Abbott Laboratories recalled nearly 5 million cans of Similac formula because small common beetles and larvae were found in the canisters. Digestion of these beetle larvae can cause stomach pain or discomfort and nausea. Abbott Laboratories says there’s less than 1% of formula and that there is “no immediate health risk” that would be caused by ingestion. What to look for if your child drank the recalled formula and is now feeling sick.
This Similac recall comes on the heels of one of the largest egg recalls in our history, and I am pretty sure that it can get most parents reeling. Feed my baby beetles? Nothing aggravates more than putting innocent children in danger through the very food that should be feeding and nourishing them.
Keep reading for more Similac recall lot number information and website links to check your cans.
The cans involved in the recall were produced in a manufacturing plant in Sturgis, Michigan and was found during an internal audit. The following lot numbers for 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans of Similac powder are involved in the recall:
# (847) 935-8865
# 61251 RB6
# 84314 RB
# 85454 T2
# 86580 T20
For additional concerns, visit the Similac recall site and type in the numbers from the bottom of the can. Refer to the picture below to help identify the numbers. You can also call Abbott Laboratories 24-Hour Hotline at (800) 986-8850.