Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

Notification: Stolen Abbott Infant Formula Products (Ft. Worth, Texas)

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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 Burlington, Vermont and stolen in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was scheduled for delivery in Dallas, Texas.

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

Product Description Case UPC Code Unit UPC Code Lot # Exp Date Qty Stolen (cases)
Similac Isomil Soy Infant Powder (12.4oz. can) 0-70074-55963-6 0-70074-55964-6 231019V00 1DEC2014 6,085
Similac Isomil Soy Infant Powder (12.4oz. can) 0-70074-55963-6 0-70074-55964-6 231029V00 1DEC2014 144

Only a small quantity of lot # 231029V00 was in the stolen shipment. Additional cases of the lot have been shipped to customers through normal distribution channels. All cases of lot # 231019V00 were in the stolen shipment.

Product Information
Organizations and consumers should purchase Abbott Nutrition infant formula 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 can.

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:

  • Dallas Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 335-4222.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web Site at

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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