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Something's "Bugging" Me About Similac Formula

submitted on September 23, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets"
See the bold section in the quote below. Just a bit gross. Another reason why I believe that mothers should breastfeed whenever possible.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 22, 2010 - ABBOTT PARK, Ill. - Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.

Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which 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. 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.


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Reca.....s_cont_001
        

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  • 80450
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on September 23, 2010
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    This has been on every national and local newscast today, and the Abbott site is experiencing problems from high traffic. If you're not able to reach Abbott and would like to see the list of recalled lot numbers, here is a PDF - http://abbott.vo.llnwd.net/o18.....umbers.pdf .
    Some stores in Houston are substituting liquid formula for the powder.
  • 80473
    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on September 23, 2010
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    When in doubt, go with the liquid.
  • 80489
    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on September 23, 2010
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    WTF?!?! I swear that these companies are just trying to kill our kids with all the recalls on kids stuff lately. AHHHHH!!! Evil
  • 80495
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 24, 2010
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    Glad I nursed Noah for a year! So gross!
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    • arzkar
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      Posted by arzkar on September 24, 2010
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      Don't worry our pediatricia told us it's the best investment you could do for your kids.
      I nursed more than 2 years Cool
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on September 24, 2010
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      One time I caught my daughter, Shanna, when she was 1, eating rolly, polly bugs in the back yard. She would touch them, they'd roll up, she'd pick them up and eat them. I screamed, "What are you doing?" She calmly said, "Mm-m-m-m, crunchy!" I rushed & called her pediatrician who gently said, they'll just pass right through. Just protein, actually good for her but you should discourage her in case she tries to eat something poisonous or that stings." I couldn't let her outside by herself for a minute!
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    • arzkar
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      Posted by arzkar on September 24, 2010
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      Eeek
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    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on September 24, 2010
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    This makes me so mad, what will they recall next? Let's see, they already recall toys for babies, safety products, now formula. Maybe for their encore they'll recall water.
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on September 24, 2010
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      Don't forget the millions of cribs that were recalled because the drop sides detached. Last I read there were 32 babies that died because of it. Now the CPSC is trying to make it so manufacturers can't make them anymore but it's voluntary right now. They are "hoping" that it will be mandatory by the end of the year. I think it's crazy that they can't make it mandatory now. How many more babies have to die because companies are so worried about cutting costs and the government is too short handed to regulate things?
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on September 24, 2010
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      Sadly, we're too often looked at as being consumers not customers and most companies just think of their bottom line. Sad
  • 80521
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 24, 2010
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    I just got this from Parenting Magazine:
    If you feed your baby formula, it's time to check your cabinets. Certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas are being voluntarily recalled following an internal quality review, which detected the possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product. The United States Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, it's possible that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refuse to eat.

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