Abbott has recalled a number of Similac and Isomil infant formula powders after evidence of a "...small common beetle was found in the product produced in one production area of a single manufacturing facility." That facility is located in Sturgis, MI.
According to information provided by Abbott in response to an email request, following is the official alphabetical list of countries and territories affected by this recall: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Eustatius, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, Surinam, The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, U.S.A., and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Food and Drug Authority of Saudi Arabia has learned that Abbott shipped 4 cartons (24 cans/carton) of recalled Similac powder to private customers in the Kingdom.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the recall situation and advises that, to the best of its knowledge, none of the recalled products were imported into Canada.
The Taiwan Department of Health also confirms that none of the recalled infant formula powders were shipped to Taiwan.
Abbott did not provide a list of retailers who were supplied with the recalled infant formula powders.
Following is a complete list of recalled Similac and Isomil infant formula products. These products are sold in various package sizes. Abbott has provided a search feature on its recall web site, so that consumers can determine whether the product they have purchased has been recalled. The affected lot numbers also can be found on the 38-page list released by Abbott. FDA has posted a searchable database page, and the California Department of Public Health has posted a complete list of stores in the state where the recalled products were sold.
- Go & Grow Milk Early Shield Powder
- Go & Grow Milk with Early Shield
- Go & Grow Milk Powder
- Go & Grow Soy Early Shield Powder
- Go & Grow Soy Powder
- Isomil Advance Powder
- Isomil Advance Early Shield Powder
- Isomil Powder
- Similac Advance Early Shield Powder
- Similac Advance Early Shield Powder Can
- Similac Advance Early Shield Powder Luxor
- Similac Advance Iron Powder LCP
- Similac Advance LCP with Iron Powder
- Similac Advance Powder
- Similac Advance Powder Luxor
- Similac Go & Grow Powder W/LCPs
- Similac Go & Grow Powder Luxor
- Similac Go & Grow Soy W/lcps Powder
- Similac Organic Powder
- Similac Organic Powder Luxor
- Similac Sensitive Early Shield Powder
- Similac Sensitive Powder Luxor
- Similac Sensitive R.S. Powder
- Similac Sensitive Sales
- Similac Sensitive with Iron Powder
- Swi Advance Powder-Wic
The following US retailers carried one or more of the recalled items in at least one of their store locations:
- Bel Air
- Big Y World Class Market
- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
- Bottom Dollar Food
- Brookshire's food & pharmacy
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Fresh & Easy
- Giant Eagle
- Giant Food, LLC
- Giant Food Stores
- Ingles Markets Inc.
- Kinney™ Drugs
- Longs Drug
- Nob Hill Foods
- Price Chopper
- Rite Aid
- Sam's Club
- Save Mart
- Stater Bros
- Stop & Shop
- Super 1 Foods
- Top food & drug
- Walmart Stores
In addition, the following states report having distributed recalled infant formula powder under their Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition (WIC) programs:
Colorado has advised its residents that none of the recalled infant formula was distributed through the Colorado WIC program. Colorado provides the Enfamil product line, which is not manufactured by Abbott.
The information in this article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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