Court Rules No Liability for Beetles in Abbott’s Similac Baby Food
By Jack Bouboushian
Courthouse News Service
Baby formula laced with beetles and larvae does not necessarily violate its manufacturer’s promises of wholesomeness and quality, a federal judge ruled, in dismissing without prejudice a class action involving Abbott Laboratories’ Similac.
Lead plaintiff Chalonda Jasper, an Indiana mother, may have been grossed out by the beetle parts, but she may have no legal recourse against Abbott, even though she relied upon Abbot’s ad slogans, which included, “When it comes to the science of nutrition, Similac stands apart.”