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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager

Date: September 24, 2010


The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is alerting Delaware parents about a September 22, 2010 voluntary recall for certain Similac powder infant formula products. The product manufacturer, Abbott Nutrition, is recalling these products after an internal quality review detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility.

The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:

Products not involved in the recall include all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and liquid specialty formulas.

Products involved in the recall can be identified by lot numbers on the manufacturer's web site. The Delaware WIC program advises participants to check the lot number of any Similac products ( online to see if it is subject to the recall. Once at the site, visitors are prompted to enter the lot number of the product to determine if it is part of the recall. If that product code is included in the recall, the product should not be fed to babies. Any Delaware WIC participant with affected products should contact their local WIC office or the WIC State agency (1-800 222-2189) and make arrangements to return the product and learn how to get substitute Similac products. They may also call the company's information line, 1-800-986-8850.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.