Nine baby deaths reported to FDA during Abbott Nutrition investigation

CONTRIBUTED Editor’s note: This was originally posted by eFoodAlert and is reposted here with the permission of the author. Between December 1, 2021, and

CONTRIBUTED

Editor’s note: This was originally posted by eFoodAlert and is reposted here with the permission of the author.

Between December 1, 2021, and March 3, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received nine (9) reports of infant deaths among babies who were fed powdered infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan.

The infant death reports were included in a list of 128 consumer complaints supplied to eFoodAlert by the FDA in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (see: Abbott Nutrition consumer complaints file, Redacted)

Two of the deaths were numbered among the four confirmed outbreak cases of Cronobacter sakazakii identified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).