Similac Baby Formula Recalled Over Beetle Contamination
Powdered version may have small amounts
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2010 4:16 PM CDT
Similac is voluntarily recalling its powdered baby formula.   (PRNewsFoto/ABBOTT)

(Newser) – Similac powdered baby formula may have insect parts in it and is being recalled by maker Abbott Laboratories, Bloomberg reports. The company says it found larvae and body parts of a common beetle in its product during routine quality checks at a Michigan plant and halted production. The voluntary recall could cost the company $100 million.

The liquid version of the formula isn't affected; it's only powdered Similac sold in plastic containers and in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce, or 12.9-ounce cans. The FDA sees no serious health risk, but says a child who consumes contaminated formula could get a stomach ache and refuse to eat.

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Sep 23, 2010 7:52 PM CDT
After 4 days of stomach issues, I now know that Abbott Labs and Similac poisoned my daughter. Abbott Labs is worse than FEMA, worse than BP and worse than J&J with the Tylonel recall. They have hurt the thing that matters most to me -- my daughter.
Sep 23, 2010 7:51 PM CDT
After 4 days of digestive issues, I have finally learned that Abbott Labs has poisoned my daughter. I can't believe it took them one day to increase the phone lines and bandwidth on their computers to show the Lot numbers. Abbott Labs will have a worse reputation management problem than BP -- they have touched our most precious thing -- our children.
Sep 22, 2010 10:37 PM CDT
I'm not the queen of vegan--I like my cheeseburgers and cheetos. And I'm not the queen of moms--had two and one killed himself, so I got like no room to wiggle here. But--no cans. That's why we got breasts. Well, that and to get a rich husband. But if you are gonna get pregnant and not sip any wine and not smoke and not revarnish the stairs--then why is it so hard to breast feed that puppy till you can wean it onto food from a blender? What--takes a year. If you're crazy it takes four.