Investigation continues into tie between baby formula and infant's death

By: Newscenter 16
By: Newscenter 16

Test results are in for the infant formula being blamed for the death of a newborn in Missouri. The tests have found no trace of the fatal bacteria tied to the tragedy.

Illinois-based Mead Johnson shared its test results with investigators Sunday, supporting their claim that the Enfamil infant formula is safe.

The product was pulled from store shelves of major retailers nationwide over concerns of possible contamination following the 10-day-old boy's death last week.

Preliminary hospital tests indicated that the child died of a rare infection caused by bacteria sometimes found in powered formula.

The source of the bacteria that caused the baby's death has not been determined. But, his parents say he became ill after they fed him the Enfamil product.

The FDA, the CDC and the Missouri Departement of Health are continuing their investigation into the newborn's death.


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