Similac 2-ounce Ready-to-Feed Formula RECALL

On October 14, 2022, Abbott announced a recall of certain 2 fluid-ounce bottles of Ready to Feed liquid formula products. These are NOT formulas provided by California WIC. Abbott has initiated this recall because a small percentage of products have bottle caps that may not be sealed, which could lead to spoilage issues. Spoilage could lead to gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea or vomiting. These products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Similac 2 fl oz Pro-Total Comfort
  • Similac 2 fl oz 360 Total Care
  • Similac 2 fl oz 360 Total Care Sensitive
  • Similac 2 fl oz Special Care 24
  • Similac 2 fl oz Stage 1
  • Similac 2 fl oz NeoSure
  • Similac 2 fl oz Water (Sterilized)
  • Pedialyte 2 fl oz Electrolyte Solution

If you have recalled formula, check the lot number located on the side or bottom of each bottle. Use Abbott’s Lot Number tool to find out if your product is included in this recall, or view the full list of included lot numbers.

If you have recalled formula, do not feed it to your baby. For questions about your child’s health, contact their healthcare provider.

Certain powdered formulas were recalled earlier this year. Read more about the Baby Formula Shortage.

WIC is NOT Considered a Part of Public Charge

Immigrants can now access WIC, health care, food and housing support, and many more public benefits without fear of immigration consequences.

View California’s updated Public Charge Guide, available in the following languages:

Please help spread the word that the following programs are safe to use and do not affect immigration status for people currently in the US:

  • School Breakfast & Lunch Programs
  • Head Start
  • CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • WIC
  • Medi-Cal (For children under 21 years old, pregnant women, and for 60 days postpartum)

Please call (888) 942-2229 if you have questions about WIC.

“To the communities affected by this final rule, let me be clear: WIC’s clinic doors remain open. The final rule does not impose barriers on families for accessing WIC, or women from accessing Medicaid when they are pregnant or for 60 days after delivery. The final rule does not penalize families if their U.S.-citizen child is accessing benefits. We stand at your side, forever committed to our mission of delivering quality nutrition services and breastfeeding support for all families.”

Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President and CEO of the National WIC Association (NWA), in response to the public charge ruling on August 12, 2019.

Flexible WIC Appointments for Busy Families

WIC is more convenient than ever. The beginning of the pandemic sparked a series of changes in WIC services that have helped make the program safer and easier to access. Busy families can choose the appointment method that works best for them, connect with nutrition counselors, and quickly receive healthy foods.

Sign up for WIC today

If you are pregnant or have a child under age 5, please apply for WIC onlineWe will contact you to confirm your eligibility and complete your enrollment. In-person enrollments can be scheduled at a WIC office near you, and you will receive your food benefits the same day if you qualify. Enrollments can also be completed entirely by video or phone. You will receive your WIC benefits by mail within a few days if you qualify.

Attend appointments at home or at a WIC office near you

Many WIC appointments can be completed by video, phone, in-person, or online.

Throughout your pregnancy and your baby’s first year, you will have appointments with a WIC counselor every 1-3 months. After your baby turns 1, we will reassess their eligibility every year. If your family continues to qualify for WIC, you will have a minimum of four WIC appointments per year. Some appointments will be with a WIC counselor, and some will be classes.

Appointments with WIC counselors are by video, phone, or in-person. Class appointments are online or on Zoom. Let your WIC counselor know at your next contact if you have a preferred appointment method!

If you missed your appointment or need to reschedule, text 91997.

Read more about WIC appointment types

We will text you the link to join the video call on the day of your appointment. Simply click the link at the time of your appointment.

If you have a phone appointment, you will receive a text or call the day before your appointment with the information you will need. Please expect a call in the morning before 12 PM or afternoon before 5 PM on your appointment day.

In-person services are by appointment time only. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment and call the phone number on the door to let your WIC counselor know that you have arrived.

For online class appointments, go to on or near your appointment date to take one or more lessons. If it is your first time visiting, please sign up. If you are a returning user, log in to complete a lesson. We will text you when your benefits have been added to your card and your next appointment is scheduled.

Two group classes are available each weekday. Find the class time that works best for you and join from home or on the go. Whether you have a class appointment or not, we would love to see you in class!

Check your WIC Benefits on the WIC App

Your WIC benefits may have already been added to your card this month. Check your WIC food balance on the WIC app. Remember to shop for ALL of your foods before your benefit end date!

If you do not see benefits on your WIC food balance, or if you need to make a change, text 91997.

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