FDA expands recall of infant formula after the death of a child, FDA states

Officials announced Monday that Similac PM 60/40 cases and cans were recalled by Abbott Laboratories after an infant died from exposure to the powdered baby formula.

FDA expands recall of infant formula after the death of a child, FDA states

Abbott Laboratories has recalled Similac PM60/40 cans and cases made at a Michigan facility. This was after an infant died from exposure to the powdered baby formula, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Following complaints from babies who had ingested the formulas, Abbott recalls certain Alimentum, Similac, and EleCare baby formulas.


 

The FDA stated that it was now investigating consumer complaints.
According to the federal agency, there were four Cronobacter infections in infants, and one Salmonella Newport infection in an infant. The federal agency also said that Cronobacter could have caused death in two of its patients.

Cronobacter Sakazakii bacteria can lead to serious invasive infections as well as premature infant death. In 2011, the most recent outbreak in the United States was reported in four states.

According to the federal agency, Similac PM 60/40 products that were recalled were distributed to Israel and the United States. It is working closely with Abbott to ensure that production at the Michigan plant can resume safely.

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