Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

Notification: Stolen Abbott and Costco Infant Formula Products

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Date Posted: 3/18/2014

March 17, 2014 - 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 Casa Grande, AZ and stolen in El Paso, TX. It was scheduled for delivery in Atlanta, GA.

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 Powder (29.8oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-62951-3 0-70074-62952-0 36194RE00 1-Jul-15 480
Similac Sensitive Powder (29.8oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-62951-3 0-70074-62952-0 36195RE00 1-Jul-15 180
Kirkland/Costco Infant Formula powder (36oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-00221-56144-1 0-96619-48263-4 371077I00 1-Aug-15 60
Kirkland/Costco Infant Formula powder (36oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-00221-56144-1 0-96619-48263-4 371117I00 1-Aug-15 60
Similac Expert Care Neosure powder (13.1 oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-57430-1 0-70074-57431-8 38409RE00 1-Mar-16 288
Similac Expert Care Neosure powder (13.1 oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-57430-1 0-70074-57431-8 38408RE00 1-Mar-16 144
Similac Advance powder (12.4oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-55957-5 0-70074-55958-2 38560RE00 1-Mar-17 3456
Similac Sensitive Powder (12.6oz.can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-57539-1 0-70074-57541-4 37100RE00 1-Aug-15 576
Similac Sensitive Powder (12.6oz. can, 6 cans/case) 0-70074-57539-1 0-70074-57541-4 37101RE00 1-Aug-15 288

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. Consumers should only purchase Kirkland infant formula from Costco. Always inspect products and labels for Use-By dates and signs of tampering before opening. Abbott and Costco's infant formulas are packaged in "tamper-evident" containers, meaning that if the package has been opened, it will be evident.

Lot numbers are printed on the bottom of product containers and the side of shipping cases.

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:

  • El Paso, TX Police Department at (915) 564-7000
  • 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 Abbott Nutrition infant formulas, please call (800) 227-5767, M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST.

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