5 million Similac baby formulas are being recalled because products may contain a small beetle or larvae, causing stomach ache and digestion problems.
Cans of a popular brand of baby formula were recalled by the millions Wednesday, after beetles were detected in the products and in a plant where they’re made. Abbott Laboratories voluntarily recalled 5 million containers of its Similac powdered infant formula, and warned consumers to stop using the products as a precaution. Abbott’s liquid formula is not involved in the recall. It’s unlikely, the company said, that any of the formula already sold is tainted with insect parts, and if it were, babies probably wouldn’t suffer serious harm; the likeliest symptom would be a mild stomach ache lasting a few days, the Associated Press reports. Still, worried parents bombarded Abbott after the announcement; the company’s website was so busy, it crashed, according to the AP. Consumers who return containers of the recalled formula will be reimbursed.
There is an important report about the 5 million Similac baby formula recall right now on Food Facts TV.
Here is the official announcement from Abbott, the manufacturer of the product: http://www-15.similac.com/recall/default.aspx