Beetles found in powdered Similac baby formula prompts recall

Abbott Labs, the makers of Similac baby formula, has issued a voluntary recall of several types of powdered infant formula distributed in the United States, Puerto Rico, other Caribbean countries, and Guam.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the formula containing the beetle parts and beetle larvae do not pose a serious health risk.

But the contaminated formula could cause some babies gastrointestinal discomfort and might result in refusal to eat.

The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:

  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.

Parents and caregivers can visit the Similac website or call (800) 986-8850 to check the lot numbers of the contaminated formula. Find the lot numbers on the bottom of the container and type them in to the search field.

Both the site and the hotline contain information on how to return the contaminated formula.

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