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Baby Formula Recalled In FL Due To Improperly Sealed Bottles: FDA

FLORIDA — Baby components producer Abbott is recalling a number of forms of its liquid bottle merchandise bought within the U.S., together with in Florida, in keeping with federal officers.

The recall is in impact as a small share of bottles (lower than 1 p.c) have bottle caps that won’t have been sealed correctly, which might lead to gastrointestinal signs comparable to diarrhea and vomiting resulting from spoiled components, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mentioned in a statement Friday.

Affected merchandise have been manufactured in Abbott’s Columbus, Ohio facility and embrace:

  • Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM
  • Similac® 360 Total Care®
  • Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive
  • Similac® Special Care® 24
  • Similac Stage 1
  • Similac® NeoSure®
  • Similac Water (Sterilized)
  • Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution

The recall doesn’t embrace different liquid or powder components manufacturers, amino acid-based formulation, metabolic vitamin formulation or powder components manufacturers.

The whole recall quantities to lower than a day’s value of the overall variety of toddler components fed within the U.S. and isn’t anticipated to influence the nationwide toddler components provide, the FDA mentioned. The producer is at present persevering with manufacturing of its Similac 2 fluid ounce/59 milliliter Ready-to-Feed liquid components merchandise for hospitals and healthcare places of work on a special manufacturing line.

“We take our responsibility to deliver high-quality products very seriously,” mentioned Joe Manning, Abbott’s government vp of dietary merchandise. “We internally identified the issue, are addressing it, and will work with our customers to minimize inconvenience and get them the products they need.”

Click here to see a listing of impacted lot numbers.

The merchandise included within the recall have been despatched principally to hospitals and medical doctors’ places of work within the U.S., in addition to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.

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