FDA recalls infant milk batch over label, scoop inconsistency


Posted at Aug 16 2019 01:04 PM | Updated as of Aug 16 2019 02:40 PM

FDA recalls infant milk batch over label, scoop inconsistency 1
This photo shows the number of the Similac Tummicare batch covered by a voluntary recall. Photo from the FDA website

MANILA -- The maker of infant formula Similac Tummicare voluntarily recalled one batch of the product due to an inconsistency in the scoop size and label instructions, the Food and Drug Administration said.

The 820-gram packs of Similac Batch 03518QU manufactured last March "contained a smaller red preparation scoop compared to the white preparation scoop that is shown on the label instructions," said the FDA.

"The product is safe to consume however, if the red scoop is used to prepare the formula according to the label instructions and provided to an infant as sole source of nutrition, it would not provide sufficient nutrition to support normal growth," said the agency in an advisory last Wednesday.

Although Abbott Laboratories has not received reports of any adverse events from the incident, it "decided to proceed with caution and voluntarily recalled the product from the market," the FDA.

For information on how to get a replacement product or full refund, consumers advised to contact Abbott Laboratories at hotlines (02) 995-1555 for Manila residents or 1800-10-995-1555 for those in the province, or email familyties.ph@abbott.com, said the regulator.

The voluntary recall only affects one batch and no other Abbott Laboratories product, it added.