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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

1JUL2015

480

Similac Sensitive Powder (29.8oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-62951-3

0-70074-62952-0

36195RE00

1JUL2015

180

Kirkland/Costco Infant Formula powder (36oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-00221-56144-1

0-96619-48263-4

371077I00

1AUG2015

60

Kirkland/Costco Infant Formula powder (36oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-00221-56144-1

0-96619-48263-4

371117I00

1AUG2015

60

Similac Expert  Care Neosure powder (13.1 oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-57430-1

0-70074-57431-8

38409RE00

1MAR2016

288

Similac Expert  Care Neosure powder (13.1 oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-57430-1

0-70074-57431-8

38408RE00

1MAR2016

144

Similac Advance powder (12.4oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-55957-5

0-70074-55958-2

38560RE00

1MAR2017

3456

Similac Sensitive Powder (12.6oz.can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-57539-1

0-70074-57541-4

37100RE00

1AUG2015

576

Similac Sensitive Powder (12.6oz. can, 6 cans/case)

0-70074-57539-1

0-70074-57541-4

37101RE00

1AUG2015

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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