The Family Kitchen also includes our babies, the teeny ones just drinking formula and/or breast milk and our beginner eaters who may still be drinking one or both. For those of you feeding formula, you may be aware that, as reported by our friends at Being Pregnant, there has been a Similac recall. Abbott, the makers of Similac, have voluntarily recalled certain lots of their powder infant formula including certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers and certain Similac powder product lines offered in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
According to Similiac.com, the recall is the result a “remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility.” The statement also explains that the 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. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted.”
Check this exhaustive list of lot numbers (thank you, Shaina!) to see if your formula has been recalled. Or you can visit www.similac.com/recall/lookup and type in the lot number found on the bottom of your formula container.
If your formula has been recalled, it’s recommended that you immediately stop using it. You may consider calling Abbott’s customer service at (800) 986-8850 and also your pediatrician.