Bacteria Tainted Enfamil Formula Suspected Behind Infant’s Death

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Dec-2011

The death of an infant from a rare bacterial infection sparked by Enfamil formula has created a whirlwind of controversy as Wal-Mart stores pulled the affected lot from shelves in an effort to protect consumers.

Although the makers of Enfamil, Mead Johnson, claim tests for the bacteria returned negative before the product was ever released, the pathogens worry consumers and retailers alike when they appear in dried milk and powdered formulas.

The formula suspected of being affected by the bacteria include, 12.5 ounce cans of Enfamil, with the lot number ZP1K7G.

The instance of bacterium contamination that killed Lebanon, Missouri, infant, Avery Cornett, is accompanied by a separate instance of contamination, which did not kill the second affected child, but caused illness according to state health officials.

According to an MSNBC article, powdered formula is not a sterile product. Instead, all bacteria is not killed during protective processes, leaving the risk of bacterium illnesses caused by powdered formula. Formula contains risk of contamination that can affect the powder before, during and even after the product reaches the hands and mouths of consumers.

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