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Lori Willis
Schnuck Markets, Inc
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Date : September 23, 2010

Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac Brand Powder Infant Formula

Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formula after an internal quality review detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility.

 

Schnucks and Logli stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi carry eight of the affected products.  Customers are urged to check for the following products:

 

Isomil Advance Powder – 23.2 ounce – UPC: 0007007450820

 

Similac Sensitive R.S. Powder – 23.2 ounce – UPC: 0007007453730

 

Similac Sensitive Powder – 23.2 ounce – UPC: 0007007450818

 

Similac Advance Early Years Powder – 23.2 ounce – UPC: 0007007453360

 

Similac Go & Grow Powder – 22 ounce – UPC: 0007007450828

 

Similac Go & Grow Soy Powder – 22 ounce – UPC: 0007007450838

 

Similac Organic with Iron – 23.2 ounce – UPC: 0007007450822

 

Similac Advance Powder* – 12.9 ounce – UPC: 0007007455958

 

Similac Advance Powder* – 12.4 ounce – UPC: 0007007455964

 

*only product with “RB” in the lot code

 

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted.

 

Schnucks and Logli customers may return the specified products to their nearest store for a full refund.  Customers with questions may call Abbott’s consumer hotline at 1-800-986-8850 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

 

For further information, customers are encouraged to visit www.similac.com/recall.

 

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