Update on infant formula recall

Update on infant formula recallRecall of infant formulas by Abbott saying on its website that the recall affects about 5 million containers has been updated by the Food and Drug Administration. The containers are of Similac - brand powdered infant formulas including Isomil and Go& Grow.

The recall was ordered last week by Abbott following a possibility of infant formulas containing insect pieces, their larvae and beetle.

According to the FDA, no immediate risk was there when it came to infants but parents were urged to seek medical attention if any irritation was seen in the stomach and if the baby was not willing to eat food.

Babies can refuse food and suffer from an upset stomach if there were insect pieces in the infant formulas as they can find their way into the gastrointestinal tract.

Abbott sated that the recall affected both milk and soy based formulas distributed in the United States, Guam , Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean nations.

The FDA reported that at least 12 of the recalled formulas were also distributed by the federal government's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) health and nutrition program.

It was also added by Abbott that any Abbott liquid infant formulas, including all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and liquid specialty formulas were not affected by the recall.

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