For updates call 1-800-Baby-123
Norfolk, VA (December 23, 2011) -
By now you may have heard news reports about Walmart recalls on a batch of Enfamil infant formula from 3,000 of their stores. This action was taken after the death of a newborn infant in Missouri who died from a rare bacterial infection after being fed the formula. The affected product is Enfamil Newborn powder in the 12.5 ounce can, lot number ZP1K7G.
Mead Johnson reports that the product was tested and bacteria was not found in the product. Mead Johnson reports that they have re-tested the specific lot number and it was negative for any bacteria. The CDC and FDA are aware of this incident and they are participating in the investigation.
Sentara Healthcare facilities do use Enfamil powdered formula, but we do not normally
carry the 12.5 ounce cans in our inventory. We are in the process of inspecting all Enfamil powdered formula products in our inventory to make sure we do not have the affected lot number. In addition, we are notifying all of the hospital supply areas in the nurseries, Sentara Medical Group practices and Sentara Enterprises-Durable Medical Equipment as they provide infant formula to patients.
We will continue to monitor the situation. In the meantime, if you have questions about the recall, Mead Johnson has given us a number for parents to call: 1-800-BABY-123. For more health information and the latest news, visit Sentara News or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.