We have been informed by Abbott Nutrition that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas because a quality review detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in a single manufacturing facility. The recall includes Similac Advance powder, Similac Sensitive powder and Similac Soy Isomil powder. All Similac brand liquid formulas are unaffected. Products not involved in the recall include all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated formulas and all liquid and powder specialty formulas, such as Similac Expert Care Alimentum, Elecare, Similac Expert Care Neosure, Similac Human Milk Fortifier, and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.
To find out if a specific product has been recalled, consumers can visit www.similac.com/recall/lookup and type in the lot number.
The recall includes certain Similac powder infant formula sold in plastic containers and in 8-ounce sample cans, and 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans. In addition to a consumer Web site, www.similac.com/recall, Abbott has set up a hotline for consumers at (800) 986-8850.
You can download the Abbott letter to consumers here: Consumer letter.recal.pdf