Agencies Reaffirm Mead Johnson's Statements
GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN) was notified today by the United
States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) that health inspectors have completed their testing on all
formula samples collected from the company. These tests confirmed that
the Mead Johnson products were safe, and no presence of Cronobacter
was detected. This is consistent with two rounds of testing conducted by
Mead Johnson has been informed that all samples collected from the
company - and related to health investigations in Missouri and Illinois
- have been found safe. Mead Johnson emphasizes these are the only
incidents that led to tests on its products.
All Mead Johnson infant formulas, including Enfamil PREMIUM(R) Newborn,
undergo approximately 2,300 quality checks and safety tests to ensure
that they meet or exceed our own rigorous standards, and those set by
the World Health Organization, the FDA and other regulatory bodies
before they are made available to consumers.
"We're pleased with the FDA and CDC testing, which should reassure
consumers, healthcare professionals and retailers everywhere about the
safety and quality of our products. These tests also reinforce the rigor
of our quality processes throughout our operations," said Tim Brown,
senior vice president and general manager for North America. "We remain
committed to our mission to nourish the world's children for the best
start in life."
As a result of the FDA and CDC tests - as well as our own - Mead Johnson
said parents can continue using Enfamil and other Mead Johnson products
About Mead Johnson
Mead Johnson, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops,
manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50
markets worldwide. The company's mission is to nourish the world's
children for the best start in life. The Mead Johnson name has been
associated with science-based pediatric nutrition products for over 100
years. The company's "Enfa" family of brands, including Enfamil(R) infant
formula, is the world's leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition.
For more information on the company, go to meadjohnson.com.
SOURCE: Mead Johnson Nutrition
Mead Johnson Nutrition
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Kathy MacDonald, (847) 832-2182