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January 10, 2000

Mead Johnson Issues Allergy Alert for Two Flavors of EnfaGrow Nutritional Oatmeal For Toddlers

Evansville, IN (SafetyAlerts) - Mead Johnson Nutritionals is issuing an allergy alert affecting EnfaGrow™ Nutritional Oatmeal for Toddlers in Maple Brown Sugar & Cinnamon and Strawberry flavors because they may contain trace amounts of milk protein, which is not in the ingredient statements.

Children allergic to milk protein run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products. This alert pertains only to these two flavors of EnfaGrow Nutritional Oatmeal for Toddlers. No other EnfaGrow products are affected.

Mead Johnson became aware of the labeling omission after further analysis of the products' flavorings revealed trace amounts of milk protein. While both of these products are perfectly safe for children without milk protein allergies, the company is issuing this alert to parents in keeping with its commitment to provide safe and healthy nutrition to children. The company is also working with retailers to correct the labeling omission.

"While the chances of a child with a high sensitivity to milk protein consuming this product may be extremely small, we are unwilling to risk a reaction in even one child who may be hypersensitive to milk protein," said Dr. J. Roberto Moran, vice president, global medical affairs, Mead Johnson Nutritionals. "Therefore, we are taking these extra precautions to inform parents and retailers, and to correct the product labeling."

Parents with questions about the product and the relabeling can call the Mead Johnson Customer Resource Center at 1-800-222-9123 for more information.

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