Bugs may be a delicacy in some foodie circles, but they don't
belong anywhere near baby formula.
Food products giant Abbot agrees, and issued a
recall Wednesday of some 5 million units of its Similac baby
formula, citing the possible presence of a small beetle in one of
its facilities. The company, based in North Shore Abbott Park, is
recalling certain Similac powder products.
To find out if your formula is affected, visit similac.com/recall/lookup and enter the lot
number, which can be found stamped on the bottom of the can or
plastic container (see photo). You can find more information at the
FDA website or the Similac
recall website, which was so overloaded with traffic that it
stalled much of the day.
Experts say the chance of serious illness are slim, but that
beetles or their larvae could irritate babies' gastrointestinal
tracts, causing some discomfort or loss of apetite.
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