Lactum batch for infants recalled due to box, product mismatch: FDA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 06 2019 12:36 PM

MANILA - The maker of Lactum Infant Formula voluntarily recalled one batch of shipments because the product differed from what is stated in the box, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

Quoting Mead Johnson Nutrition, the FDA said the batch of 350 gram packs of Lactum infant formula 0-6 months with batch number PL9GDL5B, manufactured last July 12, 2019 and an expiration date of January 12, 2021 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," the FDA said.

It also warned the public of "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."

Mead Johnson has not received any adverse reports on the questioned shipment, the FDA said.

According to the US Center for Disease Control, Cronobacter illnesses are rare, but can be lethal for infants and serious for the elderly. It can cause wound infections or urinary tract infections, the CDC said.

Consumers who may have purchased the product are advised to contact Mead Johnson Nutrition Center hotline at telephone no. (02) 841-8222 for information on how to obtain a replacement product or full refund.

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