Abbott Laboratories has voluntarily recalled up to 5 million containers of its popular powdered Similac infant formula after finding evidence that beetles had possibly contaminated it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned that tiny insect parts could irritate babies delicate digestive tracts, and might make them refuse to eat. Dr. Brown, founder of Beaute de Maman, is sharing this information with all her web OB readers who might be using this product or are considering switching from breast milk to this product.
“So far, no major repercussions have been reported for infants drinking the contaminated formula, but we wanted to pass this information along to all our readers as quickly as we could,” said Dr. Brown.
For more information on how to look up the particular lot numbers that are involved or how to return a product, readers can view www.similac.com/recall.
The powder was sold throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and certain Caribbean countries.
Dr. Michele Brown, OB/GYN, is the founder of Beauté de Maman, a leading personal care products company for pregnant women and new mothers. For more information about Dr. Brown or Beauté de Maman, visit http://www.beautedemaman.com/web-ob/