Thursday, September 23, 2010

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When you put a beetle in baby bottle, you get a recall by a lab named Abbott:

WASHINGTON -- Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.

The voluntary action affects up to 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries. The company said the products may contain a small beetle or larvae, which could cause stomach ache and digestion problems.

The recall does not affect any liquid formulas or other Abbott-brand products.

A company spokeswoman said Abbott uncovered the insects last week in one section of a manufacturing plant in Sturgis, Michigan.

Good thing they don't sell noodles.


Cocotte said...

When I first heard the story, that 'insect parts' were in a food item, I was thinking, "What's the big deal? Don't they say that about flour, cereal, etc.?"

Then I heard more about the intestinal issues. Gross!

Worried Dad said...

Cocotte, my thoughts were "most toddlers stick tons of gross things in their mouths" and "how can you tell if this was the cause of your kid having a tummy ache?"