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Wyeth infant formula recall

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Voluntary recall of approximately 1.5 mil. cans of store brand powdered milk- and soy-based infant formula produced at firm's Georgia, Vt. manufacturing facility due to potential contamination with "low levels" of Enterobacter sakazakii bacteria, firm says Nov. 1. Ten recalled brands, including CVS, Parent's Choice, can be identified by expiration date between July 28, 2005 and Sept. 28, 2005 marked on bottom of can; consumers can return product to place of purchase for refund. Wyeth notes "there have been no reports of illness" from ingestion of formula; bacteria has been associated with rare cases of sepsis, meningitis and severe intestinal infection in newborn infants...

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