Public health officials are urging Georgia participants in the Women, Infants and Children program to check whether they have purchased any recalled Similac powdered baby formula, which may be contaminated with beetles. WIC is a program that provides food and nutrition services to low-income pregnant and new mothers and their young children — including vouchers for Similac.
WIC participants are advised to look for the lot numbers of Similac powder formula with the letters “RB” to determine if they have purchased a recalled product, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Lot numbers are located on the bottom of Similac formula containers.
Georgia’s WIC participants may return recalled powder formula to their local authorized WIC vendors for a point-of-sale exchange for non-recalled powder, liquid concentrate or ready-to-feed formula, according to the news release. WIC participants may also continue to exchange their powder formula vouchers for liquid concentrate or ready-to-feed formula vouchers at their local WIC clinics or can use their powder formula vouchers at any authorized WIC vendors for liquid concentrate or ready-to-feed formula.