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FAO/WHO meeting warns of contamination of powdered infant formula

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:426
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    People caring for infants at high risk of infection should be warned that powdered infant formula is not a sterile product, a recent meeting organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization concluded.

    The joint FAO/WHO workshop on Enterobacter sakazakii and other micro-organismsin powdered infant formula, which was attended by experts, found that intrinsic contamination of powdered infant formula with E sakazakii and Salmonella had caused cases of infection and illness in infant, including severe …

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