October 8, 1999Counterfeit Baby Formula
Found in Southern California
EVANSVILLE, IN, (SafetyAlerts) - Mead Johnson
Nutritionals has discovered what appears to be a counterfeit product labeled as their
Nutramigen one of a kind infant formula.
The company has confirmed reports
that some cans found in southern California contain another product, which appear to be
regular infant formula, were relabeled with counterfeit Nutramigen labels. Nutramigen is a
one-of-a-kind hypoallergenic formula for babies who cannot digest milk protein.
Infants who consume this counterfeit formula and who have a sensitivity to milk products
could suffer adverse reactions or illness.
Mead Johnson is asking parents in
southern California who feed their babies Nutramigen® Powder infant formula
to check that the letters NUTRAM are embossed on the bottom of the can. If the third line
of the embossed copy on the bottom of the can does not say NUTRAM, the infant formula
should not be fed to the baby. Parents who have a can without NUTRAM embossed on the
bottom should immediately notify Mead Johnson Nutritionals at 1-800-222-9123 for further
Mead Johnson wants to assure parents that all cans
of Nutramigen Powder with NUTRAM embossed on the bottom of the can, and other forms of
Nutramigen both concentrate and ready-to-use are not affected.
The counterfeit cans were purchased at several
stores in southern California. Upon learning of the counterfeiting, Mead Johnson
immediately notified the stores where the product was purchased and asked them to check
all inventory. The company is also sending personnel into stores in southern California to
check all Nutramigen Powder inventory.
Mead Johnson wants to assure parents who use
Nutramigen Powder that product will remain available and that any can with NUTRAM embossed
on the bottom contains Nutramigen and is perfectly safe for use.
In keeping with its commitment to provide safe and
healthy nutrition to infants, Mead Johnson encourages parents who have any questions to
call the Consumer Resource Center at 1-800-222-9123.
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