Danone Dumex formula recalled in Singapore after cronobacter sakazakii bacteria detected

By Gary Scattergood contact

- Last updated on GMT

 Cronobacter infections are generally rare, however they can be fatal to newborns as they may cause meningitis or sepsis. ©iStock
Cronobacter infections are generally rare, however they can be fatal to newborns as they may cause meningitis or sepsis. ©iStock

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Singapore’s Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has recalled A batch of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula - Step 1 (850g) after detecting cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in samples.

Singapore’s Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has recalled A batch of  Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula - Step 1 (850g) after detecting cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in samples.

The product, imported by Danone Dumex, was manufactured in Malaysia. The effected batch number is 09117R1, with an expiry date of September 11 2019.

AVA said in a statement: “Consumers who have purchased the affected product are advised not to consume it.”

Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacterium found in the environment that can survive dry conditions, such as products like infant formula and powdered milk. Cronobacter infections are generally rare, however they can be fatal to newborns as they may cause meningitis or sepsis.

AVA added: “Examples of symptoms displayed by infants with cronobacter infection include fever, poor feeding or lethargy. As such symptoms are not specific to the bacteria, parents or caregivers should seek medical assistance should their infants feel unwell.”

Regional expansion

In November we reported how Danone was  linking up with online retailer Lazada to expand its e-commerce infant nutrition offering across South East Asia.

The two outfits signed a strategic regional partnership for South East Asia, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Danone's Early Life businesses were already working with Lazada in Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore on individual campaigns.

But the new deal pledged  to offer parents "an unparalleled level of service and delivery, including advice and information on the growth, development and nutritional needs of children" ​through insights, content and tailored offers.

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