More retailers have followed in the footsteps of Wal-Mart and pulled a batch of suspected baby formula from their shelves after a Missouri baby died from a rare bacterial infection thought to be from the formula. 10-day-old Avery Cornett, who drank Enfamil Newborn formula with lot number ZP1K7G, died Sunday after getting sick several days earlier. Hospital tests indicate the newborn died of a rare infection caused by bacteria known as Cronobacter sakazakii. While the source of bacteria that killed Avery is not yet known, it can be found in dried milk and powdered formula. A second child has also been stricken with the rare bacteria, though it has not yet been determined which brand of formula he was drinking. Consumers who are using the Enfamil Newborn Formula with lot number ZP1K7G are urged to return it to the store. Enfamil has released a statement regarding the safety of their formula. Read it here.
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