Similac announced a recall of certain lot numbers of its powdered infant formula due to "the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product." According to the FDA, "the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, however, 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." The FDA advises parents to seek medical attention for any child who has GI symptoms which persist for more than a few days.
This recall applies only to powdered formula and does not include any of Similac specialty formula lines: Similac Expert Care™ Alimentum®, Elecare ®, Similac Expert Care™ Neosure ®, Similac® Human Milk Fortifier.
To find out if your canister of formula has been recalled, visit the Similac website and enter the lot number, which can be found on the bottom of the product.