Formula Maker Says Tests Show Product is Safe
GLENVIEW, ILL - The maker of the baby formula suspected to be contaminated with the bacteria that killed a Missouri infant said Sunday its internal tests show the product does not contain harmful bacteria. Mead Johnson Nutrition said in a written statement that its tests of the formula show no sign of the Cronobacter bacteria that lead to the child's death. The company said it used samples for its research drawn in parallel to those being tested by the Food and Drug Administration.
The company said the new test results prove to the public the Enfamil Premium Newborn brand of baby formula is safe. It said it has shared its results with FDA investigators.