COMPANY recalls infant formula sample packs that fail to list ingredients on package


Saturday, July 28th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) _ Mead Johnson Nutritionals announced Saturday a recall of sample packs of its LactoFree infant formula because the packages fail to list ingredients on the back of the box.

In issuing the recall, the company warned that infants allergic to milk protein are at risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Mead Johnson, based in Evansville, Ind., said consumers who bought the product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The recalled sample packs contain two 3 ounce ready-to-use Nursett bottles and two Easy One single serve powder packets. The sample packs were shipped to 30 stores in nine states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

No other sizes or forms of the LactoFree product are affected by the recall. The company said it had received no reports of any infants who have become ill because of the labeling error.

Consumers with questions can call Mead Johnson at 1-888-222-9223.