Similac powdered infant formula recalled

About 5 million Similac powdered infant formula containers, including Isomil and Go & Grow, are being recalled. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that these containers may have insect pieces or larvae in them.

The recall is for milk and soy-based Similac powdered infant formulas sold in United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and some Caribbean countries. Some of these formulas were given to families through the federal government’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) health and nutrition program. Similac liquid formulas aren’t being recalled.

If you’ve already fed your baby some of the recalled powdered formula, the FDA reassures that your baby won’t have any long-term health problems. In the meantime, if you have a recalled container, stop using it immediately and return it to the manufacture for a full refund.

To learn more or to see a complete list of the recalled powdered infant formula products, visit the FDA Web site. You can also look at the lot numbers printed at the bottom of the formula containers and enter them in the search box on this FDA Web page to see if they’re part of the recall. Contact Abbott (makers of Similac) at (800) 986-8850 with any questions.

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2 Responses to “Similac powdered infant formula recalled”

  1. Sharla Says:

    How far back is this dated? How far back, if they know, have the larvae been in the containers? My son was just taken off formula and is on Soy Milk now, so I do not have any containers. What would I need to do?

  2. Ivette Says:

    Hi, Sharla. Thanks for your question. The recall information is based on the lot number, which is located at the bottom of the container. Sicne you don’t have any of the containers anymore, you may want to contact Abbott (makers of Similac) to see how far back the recall takes place. Their contact info is (800) 986-8850 or http://recall.similac.com/recall/ .

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