First Melamine, Now Bacteria?

Product recall insurers take heed!  There is a new contaminant to worry about in infant formula and this time it’s not melamine.  Rather, the culprit is cronobacter sakazakii.  The bacteria has been found in Enfamil baby formula, one of the more popular brands sold at most major stores (like Walmart and Costco), and has been linked to a baby’s death. The investigation into the cause of the contamination and the scope of costs is proceeding, but, in the interim, the good news is that the outbreak seems to have been contained.  Nevertheless, the recall costs will likely be significant.

For more information about this post or WCM’s product recall practice, please contact Bob Cosgrove at rcosgrove@wcmlaw.com.