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Abbott Formula Recall


Abbott is extending the rebates they have been offering on substitution products another month (when Similac is not available). This extension will cover substitute products redeemed through December 31, 2022. In addition, Abbott is extending rebate flexibilities for alternate sizes and forms of Similac products (including Total Comfort) for redemptions made through February 28, 2023. The Recall Guide has been updated with this information.

Updated 10/14/2022

Abbott has extended the rebate to cover substitute formulas redeemed prior to November 30, 2022. The State WIC Office is planning a text message to WIC participants the week of September 27 to provide this update. Additionally, the substitutions list will be updated to include the following message: “When available, buy Similac formula with your eWIC card. It is safe and supply is increasing." Local agencies should encourage WIC participants to buy Similac formula when possible.

Abbott informed the State WIC Office they are discontinuing all sizes of powdered Similac for Spit-Up. We are planning next steps to replace this on our formulary. In the meantime, WIC participants with Similac for Spit-Up on their eWIC card can continue to redeem the approved substitutions. 

Updated 09/20/2022

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