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2012-01-25 11:17:00

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today commends the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for recognizing the importance of dairy in the revised nutrition standards for school lunches, announced during a ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, at Parkland Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia. The 2010 Dietary...

2012-01-12 08:00:00

QINGDAO, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT), ("Synutra" or the "Company"), which owns subsidiaries in China that produce, market and sell nutritional products for infants, children and adults, today issued a statement in response to local Chinese media reports of a pair of 4-month old twins in Jiangxi province who became ill with severe intestinal symptoms. One passed away from dehydration on January 7,...

No Cronobacter In Baby Formula, FDA And CDC Report
2012-01-02 05:46:22

No trace of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to two recent infant deaths and two other illnesses was found in a popular brand of baby formula, U.S. health officials revealed on Friday. According to Reuters and the Associated Press (AP), scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested various brands of powdered, milk-based formula -- including Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.'s Enfamil -- as well as distilled or nursing...

Walmart Pulls Infant Formula After Baby’s Death
2011-12-23 12:47:27

Containers of Enfamil Premium Newborn formula are being pulled from Walmart shelves after an infant in Missouri became sick and died after developing a rare infection from the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii that has previously been found in powdered infant formula, reports Kim Carollo for ABC News. Only ten days-old, Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo., died Sunday of an infection from the bacteria after being fed Enfamil Newborn formula, Elizabeth Weise reports for USA Today. The bacteria was...

2011-12-12 15:01:00

QINGDAO, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT), ("Synutra" or the "Company"), which owns subsidiaries in China that produce, market and sell nutritional products for infants, children and adults, today announced the planned relocation of the Company's R&D, customer service, call-center, and training facilities into a new corporate campus in Beijing by the end of December, 2011. The new Synutra Campus is located in the...

2011-11-28 07:04:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Guaifenesin Extended-Release Tablets, 600 mg. The new product will be packaged under store and proprietary brands that will compare to Mucinex® tablets. Perrigo is still in litigation with Reckitt Benckiser Group, PLC, the New Drug...

2011-11-17 15:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today received an $822,739 federal bonus for improving breastfeeding rates among mothers enrolled in Pennsylvania's Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program. Breastfeeding is known to provide lasting health benefits to babies. "Breastfeeding rates in the Pennsylvania WIC Program have risen from 29 percent in 1995 to 50 percent in 2011," said Dr. Eli Avila, Secretary of Health, during a visit today to the...

2011-11-15 07:32:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO; TASE) today announced it received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market and distribute infant formula that contains 100 percent partially hydrolyzed whey protein. The store brand Comfort Care(TM) Infant Formula is designed for babies with fussiness or gas and will be sold as a nutritionally comparable version of Gerber® GOOD START® Gentle Infant Formula at...

2011-11-08 10:35:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has entered into Cooperation and License agreements with Brilite Nutritionals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("Brilite"), a Shanghai based infant nutrition company. Under these agreements, Perrigo will supply its Bright Beginnings(TM) infant formula brand to Brilite, which will exclusively source all its infant formula requirements from Perrigo's U.S. manufacturing facilities, for sale and...

2011-11-08 12:05:49

Long-term study led by University of Michigan suggests need for further study to define optimal amount of iron in infant formula A long-term study examining iron-fortified vs. low-iron infant formula suggests that infants with high hemoglobin levels who received iron fortified infant formula have poorer long-term developmental outcomes. The study, conducted in Santiago, Chile, was published online ahead of print in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and raises...