The recall of infant formulas by Abbott has been posted by FDA on its website. It is reported that around 5 million containers of the corporation's Similac, brand powdered infant formulas, together with Isomil and Go& Grow will be affected by the recall.
The recall for a large number of infant formulas was issued last week by Abbott, due to probable infectivity of insect parts like beetles and their larvae.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the pollutant might not cause any harm to babies, however, parents should remain careful and alert.
The infants should be taken to a doctor if they have an upset stomach, or don't have foods. Contaminants in the infant formulas, such as insect pieces, can reach the gastrointestinal area, due to which, babies can experience irritation in the stomach or say no to foods.
The FDA reports that the Federal Government's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) health and nutrition plan also allocates a minimum of 12 of the withdrawn infant formulas.
On its press release regarding the recall, Abbott said both milk and soy based formulas doled out in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and some of the Caribbean countries, have been withdrawn from the market.
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