A type of oval-shaped beetle 1/8 of an inch long, known as the Trogoderma variabile and commonly found in dried grains, has been found in numerous containers of the infant powdered formula Similac. If you or someone you know has bought any rectangular plastic tubs or the 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans of the powdered formula, call the company’s consumer hotline at (800) 986-8850 or go to www.similac.com/recall for further information.
While the company spokeswoman has said these beetles pose no serious health concern, it’s still discomforting to imagine a baby consuming warehouse beetles and their larvae. Keep a watchful eye out for signs gastrointestinal distress in your baby if the child has consumed any of this formula.
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