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  • Formula Milk Brand Voluntarily Recalls One Batch in PH Due to Product Mismatch

    The product inside the box is not for newborns and is intended for infants ages six to 12 months.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Formula Milk Brand Voluntarily Recalls One Batch in PH Due to Product Mismatch
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  • If your infant drinks Lactum Infant Formula Powder 0 to 6 months, you may want to check the packaging’s batch number immediately. Mead Johnson Nutrition, makers of Lactum, has voluntarily recalled batch no. PL9GDL5B due to a difference in the actual product inside the box, which instead contains Lactum Infant Formula Powder intended for babies six to 12 months.

    In an advisory released by the Food and Drug Administration, Mead Johnson Nutrition received a report from their authorized reseller that there was a “discrepancy between the product marked in their storage and the actual product.” The recalled batch, originally intended for newborns up to six months of age, contained infant formula milk that is for babies aged six to 12 months.

    The FDA advises the public to stop feeding the recalled batch to infants aged zero to six months. It may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance as the formulation is for older babies. It may also pose a greater risk for Cronobacter sakazakii infection for infants under two months of age “as the inappropriate formulation inside does not require verification testing and ingredient controls for Cronobacter spp,” according to the DFA. Cronobacter sakazakii infection is a rare but potentially fatal disease for newborns caused by the Cronobacter germ that is commonly found in dry food like powdered infant formula, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    The specifics of the affected infant formula are as follows:

    • Batch No. PL9GDL5B
    • Manufacturing date: July 12, 2019
    • Expiration date: January 12, 2021

    The DFA says in its advisory that Mead Johnson Nutrition has not yet received any adverse event reports for the product mix-up, but the company has “decided to proceed with caution” and voluntarily recalled the product from the market. No other Mead John Nutrition products are affected by this recall.

    If you have purchased the product mentioned above, call +632 841-8222 for further information on how to get either a replacement product or a full refund. Should you have any questions or require additional information about the recall, you may email info@fda.gov.ph.

    Read the full statement of the FDA below:

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    Another formula milk brand recently issued a voluntary recall for one of their batches. Click here to find out if you are affected by the recall.

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