Recalled US milk formula not sold in Taiwan: FDA


TAIPEI–A batch of baby formula that was allegedly linked to the death of a newborn in the United States has not entered the local market, Taiwan’s health officials said yesterday.

Enfamil Newborn formula, produced by American manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition with a batch number of ZP1K7G, was pulled from more than 3,000 stores in the U.S. after a 10-day-old baby in Missouri died from a rare infection after consuming it, according to AP.

Feng Jun-lan, an official with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said there is no test report for the formula in question and the product has not been distributed in local stores.

The infection that killed the baby in the U.S. was caused by a type of bacteria known as Cronobacter sakazakii and the source of the bacteria has not yet been determined.

Another U.S. baby, also in Missouri, was infected with the bacteria in late November after consuming several different brands of powdered milk, but the baby survived, the wire report said.