More Retailers Pull Enfamil Baby Formula From Store Shelves

Yesterday our very own Kim LaCapria reported that super chain Walmart had pulled enfamil baby formula off store shelves after 10-day-old Avery Cornett became sick and died from the bacteria known as Cronobacter sakazakii. We have now learned that other companies have also begun to pull the product.

According to reports Supervalu, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway have all removed 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn with the lot number ZP1K7G.

The product pull at this time is not a recall but rather a precautionary measure as federal officials test the formula for the bacteria.

While the bacteria can be found in nature it is most often associated with baby formula contamination. Retailers became more considered when a second baby survived a run-in with the bacteria at the same time as little Avery.

Researchers visited the family’s home where they took samples of both liquid and powdered formula used by the Avery family along with unopened formula purchased from area stores.

In the meantime parent company Mead Johnson Nutrition says their own tests have shown that the batch was negative for the bacteria before it was shipped, tests they conducted earlier in the week. Since the announcement shares of Mead Johnson have taken a dramatic downturn.

Have you switched your baby to a different formula if you were using Enfamil Newborn formula because the product pull was initiated?

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