- Since the beginning of this century, environmental sampling from Mead Johnson’s facilities has revealed harmful bacteria in raw ingredients, premix product and finished products
- After being alerted in 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tested newborn food at manufacturing facilities, including those of the defendant, and reported in March 2004 that 23 percent of samples contained harmful bacteria
- In 2002, J. Roberto Moran, M.D., then a vice president and medical director for Mead Johnson, warned a limited number of healthcare professionals but not consumers: “No infant formula powders made today are commercially sterile…. Therefore we recommend that liquid formulas should be used in hospital settings. We strongly recommend that powdered infant formulas not be used in neonates or immunocompromised patients in hospital settings.”
- Mead Johnson has refused to publicize or educate caregivers on the critical importance of safe preparation practices such as heating water to at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit
- Every case of newborn bacterial meningitis documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been associated with powdered newborn food except one, and the newborn in that case may have been fed its twin’s food because of a crib card switch that resulted in misidentification.
Brown & Crouppen Files Suit Over Infant Death And Illness Linked To Contaminated Formula
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