Abbott Laboratories Said It Is Recalling Similac Brand Powder Infant Formulas Distributed In The U.S

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Abbott has been named to the Top 10 on DiversityInc's list of the top 50 companies for diversity, our seventh consecutive year on the list. Abbott also has been named No. 6 on DiversityInc's list of the Top 10 Companies for Asian Americans and No. 7 on the list of the Top 10 Companies for Executive Women.Abbott Laboratories is recalling some of its Similac-brand powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some parts of the Caribbean.Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin says Abbott is recalling the products because the formula produced in one of the company's manufacturing plants could contain a small common beetle.He says infants who drink formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refuse to eat. Irwin says if the symptom persist for more than a few days, parents should call a doctor.

We are a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Our products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Our comprehensive line of products encircles life itself addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.Throughout our 120+ year history, Abbott people have been driven by a constant goal: to advance medical science to help people live healthier lives. It's part of our heritage. And, it continues to drive our work. Today, 68,000 Abbott employees around the world share the passion for "Turning Science Into Caring." It's a commitment to focusing on what matters most life and the potential it holds when we are feeling our best.

Abbott has sales, manufacturing, research and development, and distribution facilities around the world, close to where our customers need us to be. We are recognized for our global reach and our ability to serve our customers around the world. The Company operates in four segments: Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products and Vascular Products. Its Pharmaceutical Products include a line of adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals manufactured, marketed, and sold. Its Diagnostic Products include a line of diagnostic systems and tests manufactured, marketed, and sold to blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, clinics, physicians' offices, alternate-care testing sites and plasma protein therapeutic companies.

The Company’s Nutritional Products include a line of pediatric and adult nutritional products manufactured, marketed, and sold worldwide. Its Vascular Products include a line of coronary, endovascular, and vessel closure devices for the treatment of vascular disease manufactured, marketed and sold worldwide. Approximately 5 million units of the company’s best selling powered infant formula may be contaminated with…get this…insect parts.The insects were discovered in Sturgis, Michigan in a plant and only one area of the plant was affected by the bugs.A hotline can be reached at (800) 986-8850 which will be staffed and people there will let you know if your formula has been affected by the recall. Abbott will refund 100% of the purchase price for the tainted formula.

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