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Bacteria found in French baby formula
Source of Article: http://www.ift.org/news_bin/news/news_home.shtml
2/23/2009-According to an AFP article, the Korean National
Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) detected a strain of
bacteria called Enterobacter sakazaki in a shipment of 135 kg of canned organic
baby formula imported last month from French producer, Vitagermine.
However, the producer of the Babynat formula said
that the batch was analyzed prior to shipment and no bacteria were found.
According to the NVRQS, eight shipments of the product, weighing a total of
1,492 kg, have been imported into
The World Health Organization has deemed E. sakazaki harmful, especially for newborn babies and those with weak immune systems. The bacteria can cause meningitis, enteritis, and in serious cases lead to death.
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