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Mead Johnson confirms FDA Inspects Factory in Enfamil probe

12-29-2011 10:05 BJT

CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- A company spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. regulators have since Monday been inspecting Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN) facilities to investigate whether a Missouri child's death this month was due to tainted infant formula, according to local media.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors remained at the plant in Zeeland, Michigan, Susan Ricker, Mead Johnson's global quality-services director reportedly said.

Besides a factory in Zeeland, Michigan, where the product was manufactured, inspectors also went to a facility in Evansville, Indiana, where some records were kept.

Mead Johnson Nutrition on Sunday said that its new tests on infant formula found no presence of bacteria that related to the death of a baby in Missouri, the United States.

A 10-day-old baby in Missouri, who had consumed Mead Johoson's Enfamil Premium Newborn powdered formula, died on Dec. 18 of a rare infection caused by bacteria known as Cronobacter sakazakii, according to the preliminary hospital tests.

The source of the bacteria hasn't been determined, but it can be found in powdered formula.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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