Friday, May 30, 2008

Another formula recall: not to worry, only air in the cans...

Last June, 2007, this blog noted 7 major recalls in the previous year or two, and at least one emergency level lethal outbreak (Botswana) directly from formula. We noted at that time that the recalls seemed to emerge long after the problem started. Just today, the following recall has been announced:

“About 13,000 cans of Calcilo XD Low-Calcium/Vitamin D-Free Infant Formula with Iron, manufactured by Abbott Nutrition of Columbus, Ohio, because small amounts of air may have entered the cans, causing oxidation. Consumption of highly oxidized foods can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea ...The cans were distributed between June 2006 and April 2008. For more information, call the company at 1-800-638-6493”.

Since June 2006?! Have these companies heard of quality control?

Clearly, this is a specialized formula, and probably was only used in children with other major health risks, so it is not a big worry…except to those children who already had other major health risks…

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