May 28, 2015


Local

Baby becomes ill after drinking expired formula

A Winnipeg tot got sick this past weekend after drinking expired baby formula.

José Emond said he grabbed a can of Nestle Follow-up ready-to-serve infant formula at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Dakota Street early Sunday evening. He fed it to his nine-month-old son, Jacob, and within two hours the baby was throwing up.

A case of expired baby formula on the shelf at Shoppers Drug Mart the day after Jacob Emond got sick.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

A case of expired baby formula on the shelf at Shoppers Drug Mart the day after Jacob Emond got sick.

Formula with a January 2009 expiry date is seen on a store shelf this weekend.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Formula with a January 2009 expiry date is seen on a store shelf this weekend.

The Emonds took Jacob to a walk-in clinic and the doctor said ingesting a new kind of formula should not have caused the baby to become sick. Only after she got home did Emond's wife, Melissa, see the formula's printed expiry date was Jan. 19, 2009.

José Emond then went to a baby nutrition specialist, who told him Jacob's reaction is typical when an infant ingests micro-organisms that form in expired food.

He said he called Shoppers' headquarters and they offered him a $100 Shoppers card, but that's not what he's concerned about.

"I want to make sure this stops happening," Emond said. When he returned to the store to confront the manager, Emond said, he saw two full cases with the same expiry date still on the shelf. A spokesperson for Shoppers Drug Mart told CTV News store shelves should be checked on a weekly basis.

The spokesperson said the items in question have been removed and protocols have been improved to make sure it doesn't happen again.

eva.cohen@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 18, 2009 B1

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Scroll down to load more

Top