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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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