Uh-oh, if you’re parents and you’re using Dumex Infant Milk Formula then better check your babies’ milk powder!
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has ordered the recall of this formula milk as they found that it contains harmful bacteria.
It’s reported that the AVA have discovered Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in a batch of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula – Stage 1 (850g). This happened as the AVA was doing their regular routine check and the samples showed the presence of the bacteria in the milk formula in two tins.
Cronobacter infections are generally rare. However, they can be fatal to newborns as they may cause meningitis or sepsis.
It’s reported that this batch of milk formula, which believed to be manufactured in Malaysia, expires on September 11, 2019 with the batch number 09117R1. This strain of bacteria can live in dry conditions, which makes it able to survive in powdered infant formula.
So if you’re having using this formula, make sure you return this to the retailer. Or if you know of friends who is using this Dumex formula, make sure you share this with them.