Similac Formula Recall

September 26, 2010

Yes as disgusting as this sounds, Similac formula has a recall on its powder products from Abbott Laboratories due to a reported beetle contamination! Find out more revealing details and see photos and a video right here!

Similac Formula Recall

UPDATE*** Due to high volume and epic amounts of traffic on their helpline and website, we have got the Similac Recall Lot Numbers that you can access below!

Wow, something’s buggy about this recall. Similac formula pulls powder products from the shelves because of possible beetle and/or beetle larvae inside the container. Be sure to check out pictures and videos below.

Talk about creepy crawlies! The FDA announced a recall for Similac formula in powder form today, after a review allegedly detected the possibility of bugs at one of the manufacturing facilities. This is issued for the product sold in the following countries: United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Caribbean.

Abbott reported:
“The United States Food and Drug Administration 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.”

Well that’s good to know! Those recalled in the top-selling formulas include: Similac in plastic containers, and in 8 ounce, 12.4 ounce, and 12.9 ounce cans.

The customer is asked to return these items to their facilities at no cost. Abbott continuously stands by their product and says that they estimate that their company’s revenue will lose about $100 million in returns.

The last nationwide recall the company endured was back in 2006, for not reportedly distributing enough Vitamin C in their product which could cause symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency.

If you’re a mom or caregiver, for more information on the Similac formula recall, you may call their consumer hotline (800) 986-8850 or go to their website at

Click HERE for those recall lot numbers!

It’s time to exterminate! Leave us your thoughts about this situation in the comment box. Also, be sure to check out photos and a video clip below!

Similac Formula Recall 1
(click on the photo to enlarge)


« Previous Next »

10 Responses to “Similac Formula Recall”

  1. 1
    blm Says:

    Over a month ago my husband and I left a newly opened container of similac on our kitchen counter for 10 days while we were on vacation. When we returned there were little bugs all over the counter and all in the formula. I had assumed they were weavils and got into the formula – could not CONCIEVE that they came from IT!! I did think it was odd though and switched brands just because I thought I was being neurotic! THANK GOD I did – otherwise would have been feeding my son beetle larvae for a MONTH! There should be some compensation!

  2. 2
    Randi Says:

    Just another reason to breastfeed.

  3. 3
    nate Says:

    WHAT are we supposed to do if we are on WIC and cant afford the new formula thanks for the bugs

  4. 4
    Jeanette Says:


  5. 5
    Stacy Says:

    Gross! At least bugs are good protien? But seriously- don’t mess with baby food.

  6. 6
    Joan Says:

    This is a pretty big disaster for struggling parents..what are they supposed to return everything they have stored? will they get another brand?

  7. 7
    Rachelle Says:


  8. 8
    sarah Says:

    I agree Joan. Good point!

  9. 9
    Miriam Says:

    Me too!

  10. 10
    thehostingblog Says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I feel the information you have shared to be easy to use. Keep up the good posts!