The FDA has revealed two very disturbing cases this year associated with Cronobacter sakazakio related to the consumption of Abbott Nutrition’s powdered formula.
Health officials at the FDA have actually confirmed that the very same Bacteria that is actually responsible for the baby formula recall of 2022 has made a comeback. But this time, it has caused dangerous consequences.
Unfortunately, an infant from Missouri suffered from damage in their brain because of life-threatening infections that were caused by this particular bacteria. Similarly, a newborn from Kentucky died due to infections, thanks to the bacteria. These victims had all consumed the powdered formula of Abbott Nutrition, highlighting the situation’s severity.
Notably, both the FDA and Abbott did not find any evidence connecting the contamination to problems with the formula. Instead, investigations do suggest that such contamination happened after the containers were opened up at home. This, in turn, has raised awareness about accurate handling.
The FDA emphasized in the context, “There is no indication of a broader public health concern related to this product at this time.”
In a tragic case in Missouri, Mira, a six-week-old kid, experienced severe brain damage from bacteria found in a container of Similac NeoSure formula. Mira’s whole story underscores the very serious impact of this particular bacterial threat leading to neurological damage and seizures.
Cronobacter sakazakii is a germ that occurs naturally found in the environment around you, typically in dry food items such as powdered formula. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) stressed the very importance of regulating cleanliness to reduce the overall risk, asking parents to clean baby products, hands, and surfaces frequently.
In addition, parents need to avoid placing the powdered formula scoops on the counter tops., keep scoops and lids dry and clean, and promptly close the containers post-use.
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