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ALERT--Similac Infant Formula Recalled

Atlanta Moms: If you use Similac infant formula check your containers to see if they are part of a massive recall. Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac infant formula, is voluntarily recalling five million cans of its powdered formula. A small beetle was found in the product at the Michigan plant where Similac is produced. After consulting with the Food and Drug Administration, Abbott Laboratories stopped production of the formula immediately and launched the recall hoping to make sure no other cans have been contaminated. If a baby has already ingested some of this formula they could have stomach discomfort and loss of appetite, according to the FDA. If this impacts you it’s advised that you speak with your doctor. This recall is in effect for the US, Guam, Puerto Rico and several Caribbean countries.
Not all Abbott products are being recalled. You can look up the formula you have by clicking here  and entering the lot number. You also can find out how to return your product and be reimbursed.
Abbott lists the following as still safe for consumption: All Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and liquid specialty formulas, including Similac Expert Care™ Alimentum®, Elecare®, Similac Expert Care™ Neosure®, Similac® Human Milk Fortifier, and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.
For more info, you can also call Abbott Laboratories directly at (800) 986-8850. You can reach them on their consumer hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 

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