When it comes to baby food and baby dopplers, we’re still not clear about how the two work.
The American Conservative is reporting on a lawsuit filed against Nestlé alleging that the company has not followed proper child safety practices.
If you’ve been following our story on how baby food is being contaminated with dangerous bacteria and bacteria-laden water, you may remember that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating Nestlé for more than a year over its alleged failure to test and label infant formula for salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Nestlé also says that some of the ingredients in its products are not properly tested for contaminants, which are known to cause food poisoning.
The company is currently appealing a federal court ruling that found that the FDA should have barred Nestlé from selling its products to the public, but the ruling may be appealed in the coming weeks.
If Nestlé loses the case, it could have a major impact on the health of millions of babies in the United States.
More than 2 million babies have been born with food poisoning and at least 20,000 have died in foodborne illnesses each year.
It’s no wonder that baby food companies are being hit hard by the contamination crisis.
Even the top food brands in the world are getting hit hard.
At the beginning of October, baby food giant Nestlé said it would be recalling more than 1.3 million baby food products.
“This is a huge loss for the American consumer, our partners and the baby food industry,” Nestlé CEO Jim Folsom said in a statement.
He added that the recall was necessary because the company had not followed safe food storage procedures.
“We have to take a very hard look at how we do everything from packaging to the food safety standards that are being adopted by governments around the world,” Folsam said.
That includes using “more rigorous manufacturing practices” and “taking additional measures to ensure that our products are safe and are in compliance with current industry standards,” he said.
Nestle also said that the new recall is not a surprise and that it was prompted by a “consensus among our stakeholders” that “there are risks of contamination” from the company’s infant formula.
But the recall may also be a sign of things to come.
A similar recall involving the same baby formula was in the works in 2016 and was supposed to be completed by the end of 2017.
According to Reuters, the FDA told Reuters that it will “continue to evaluate Nestlé’s response and take appropriate action as necessary.”
A new report by Consumer Reports found that babies in North America are more likely to get food poisoning after eating infant formula than from a variety of other sources, including fish and seafood, milk and other dairy products, and vegetables.
There are no vaccines or medications that can protect babies from food poisoning, but if you think your baby needs a little help, it’s worth checking with your doctor.