Third Infant Ill With Bacteria That Led To Enfamil Being Pulled From Store Shelves


Posted on 29th December 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized


Just days after the manufacturer of Enfamil said its tests found the baby formula to be safe, a third infant has tested positive for a rare bacterial infection, according to Reuters.|myaol|dl1|sec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D123522

An Oklahoma infant has come down with Cronobacter, a bacteria that has been found in some milk-based powdered baby formula, according to Reuters. 

Retailers such as Wal-Mart pulled Enfamil Premium formula off their shelves after one infant in Missouri died as a result of Cronobacter, and a second one in Illinois became ill with the bacteria, after having the formula. 

Those incidents lead to a probe of Enfamil by federal health officials as well as the formula’s maker, Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.  The baby in Oklahoma had not had Enfamil, and was treated and released, Reuters reported.

Over the weekend Mead Johnson announced that it had tested batches of the suspect Enfamil formula, and found no contamination.



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