Monday, March 22, 2004

Times Record News: Washington: "Dry infant formula can be dangerous, researchers warn

March 22, 2004

Disease detectives say a food-borne bacteria that causes rare but frequently fatal brain disorders in babies is found in almost one in four samples of powdered infant formula.

Donald Zink, a scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said it's not possible with current technologies to kill the pathogen in the processing of infant food, and the agency is alerting the public and neo-natal centers to recognize that dried infant formula is not a sterile product."

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