Sunday, November 09, 2003 News - Latest News - Kosher Baby Milk Formula in Israeli Deaths Link: "6:20pm (UK)
Kosher Baby Milk Formula in Israeli Deaths Link

By AP Reporter

An Israeli company partly owned by American food giant Heinz has recalled a kosher infant formula after three babies died of nervous disorders and 10 others were hospitalised.

The announcement by Remedia Ltd set off a wave of hysteria, and prompted a special religious ruling allowing the notification of ultra-Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath.

The recall also affected Orthodox Jewish communities in the United States where the soy-based formula is sold.

Remedia, whose baby products are found in virtually every Israeli supermarket, said it had slightly altered the makeup of the formula in June to bring it into %u201Caccordance with the scientific developments in the field%u201D.

Health Ministry Calling for b1 Shots for Remedia Babies
Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
17:52 Nov 09, '03 / 14 Cheshvan 5764
"( According to information released by Health Ministry officials today, the Remedia soy-based infant formula is lacking in b1 (thiamine) despite it being listed on the ingredients...."
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Breast milk ad pulled despite good intent
By Michael N. Westley
The Salt Lake Tribune

One man asked if it came in chocolate. Another asked if he could buy an endless supply to use as a protein drink. Health care officials were alerted and questions raised. And, in the end, a 23-year-old Salt Lake City woman who placed an ad in The Salt Lake Tribune to sell her extra breast milk decided to withdraw her offer...."