Abbott recalls Similac baby formula for possible spoilage
Driving the news: The announcement follows February's massive infant formula recall that led to a nationwide baby formula shortage.
Meanwhile, Abbott said the recall "equates to less than one day's worth of the total number of ounces of infant formula fed in the U.S. and is not expected to impact the overall U.S. infant formula supply."
Abbott Similac recall list October 2022
Details: The recall is for 2 fluid ounce/59 ml bottles that were manufactured at the company’s Columbus, Ohio, manufacturing facility and distributed primarily to hospitals, doctor’s offices, distributors and some U.S. retailers, Abbott said.
The following products are affected:
- Similac 360 Total Care
- Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive
- Similac Special Care 24
- Similac Pro-Total Comfort
- Similac NeoSure
- Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution
Yes, but: Lot numbers of the affected products are listed at Similacrecall.com.
What they're saying: "These products are being recalled because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage," the company said in a statement.
- "If spoiled product is consumed, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting may occur."
Between the lines: Abbott said the recall "does not include any other liquid or powder formula brands or other nutrition products produced in our Columbus facility or elsewhere within our global nutrition manufacturing network."
What's next: The company said it is continuing production of Similac 2 fluid ounce/59 milliliter Ready-to-Feed liquid formula products for "hospitals and healthcare providers' offices on a different production line."
- Similac infant formula will be produced in "alternative product sizes and formats for delivery to retail locations, in addition to increased production throughout our global manufacturing network," Abbott said.
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