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Notification: Stolen Abbott Infant Formula Products (Elmhurst, Illinois)

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Date Posted: 1/16/2013

January 10, 2013 - Abbott Nutrition is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), and other law enforcement officials to recover a single shipment of infant formula product. The shipment was picked up in Sturgis, Michigan and stolen in Elmhurst, Illinois. It was scheduled for delivery in University Park, Illinois.

Please see the table below for the listing of stolen infant formulas.

Product Description Case UPC Code Unit UPC Code Lot # Exp Date Qty Stolen (cases)
Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy Powder (34oz. plastic container) 0-70074-50825-2 0-70074-50826-9 21305SH00 4/1/2014 30
Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy Powder (34oz. plastic container) 0-70074-50825-2 0-70074-50826-9 22514SH01 5/1/2014 20
Similac Sensitive With EarlyShield Powder (34oz. plastic container) 0-70074-53445-9 0-70074-53446-6 22359SH01 5/1/2014 90
Similac EarlyShield Powder (34oz. plastic container) 0-70074-53496-1 0-70074-53497-8 22661SH00 11/1/2015 180
Similac EarlyShield Powder (34oz. plastic container) 0-70074-53496-1 0-70074-53497-8 22663SH01 11/1/2015 12
Similac Advance EarlyShield Liquid (32oz. plastic bottle) 0-70074-56168-4 0-70074-53364-3 19619RH00 11/1/2013 90
Similac Advance EarlyShield Liquid (32oz. plastic bottle) 0-70074-56168-4 0-70074-53364-3 200665V00 12/1/2013 180

Only small quantities of the product lots were in the stolen shipment. Additional quantities of each product lot have been shipped to customers through normal distribution channels.

Product Information
Organizations and consumers should purchase Abbott Nutrition infant formulas from well-established reputable retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. Always inspect products and labels for Use-By dates and signs of tampering before opening. Abbott's infant formulas are packaged in "tamper-evident" containers, meaning that if the package has been opened, it will be evident.

Product lot numbers are printed on the product containers and shipping cases, and can be found on the bottom of each powdered product container or on the back of each liquid product bottle.

Reporting Information Regarding Thefts
Abbott Nutrition is asking for the public's help in reporting any information regarding the stolen product to the following agencies:

  • Elmhurst Illinois Police Department, Detective David Rivkin at (630) 688-1352
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web Site at www.fda.gov/OCI

For questions regarding these Abbott Nutrition infant formulas, please call (800) 227-5767, M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST.

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