Baby Formula Maker Claims Product, Suspected In Infant’s Death, Is Safe


Posted on 25th December 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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The maker of Enfamil baby formula, which has been pulled from the shelves by retailers after a baby’s death, said Sunday that its tests didn’t find any deadly bacteria in the product.

In a statement, Mead Johnson Nutrition said it tested the same batch of formula that is  being tested by the Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating the cases of two babies in Missouri who fell ill after having the formula. One of them, 10-day-old infant Avery Cornett, died.

Mead Johnson stated that it didn’t find any Cronobacter, a bacteria than can be lethal, in its formula. Cornett was diagnosed wth Cronobacter, as was a second baby who survived.

Last week retailers such as Wal-Mart, Walgreen, Kroger and Super-Valu pulled the formula, 12.5-ounce cans with the batch code ZP1K7G, off their shelves. They said  they were taking the precautionary measure until regulators tested the formula.

On Sunday Mead Johnson officials told Bloomberg News that they didn’t know how long it would take the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control to complete their investigations.

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