Famous milk brand for babies, recalled by FDA due to content mistake

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Lactum Infant Formula voluntarily recalled a batch of its shipments after finding out that its content is different from what is stated in its box.

Reportedly, according to Mead Johnson the batch of 350 gram packs of Lactum infant formula 0-6 months, manufactured last July 12 2019 with expiration date of January 12, 2021 and with batch number PL9GDL5B was recalled because the box contained Lactum Infant Formula Powder 6-12 months.

"The public is advised to stop feeding of the recalled batch to your infants aged 0-6 months as this may 
cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance due to the formulation being intended for infants aged 6-12 months," says the FDA

“Furthermore, there is a greater risk for Cronobacter sakazakii infection for infants under 2 months of age as the inappropriate formulation inside (Instant Infant Formula 6-12 Months), does not require verification testing and ingredient controls for Cronobacter spp." It added

The US Center for Disease Control says Cronobacter illnesses are rare, but are frequently lethal for infants and can be serious among people with immune-compromising conditions and the elderly.

Cronobacter can be found in a variety of dry foods, including powdered infant formula, skimmed milk powder, herbal teas, and starches, according to CDC.

Meanwhile, consumers who have purchased the said batch of Lactum Infant Formula are advised to contact Mead Johnson Nutrition Center hotline at telephone no. (02) 841-8222 for details on how to replace the product or refund their money in full.

The public may also email the FDA at info@fda.gov.ph for any questions about the recalled product.

Source: ABS CBN

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