Recall Order: Sustagen Junior Milk Powder & Alactagrow Bibo Trio

Food and Drugs Administration of the Philippines issued a recall order for the two milk products of Mead Johnson Philippines.

1. Sustagen Junior Milk Powder Vanilla Flavor (for 1-3 years  old) with FR-72110
2. Alactagrow Bibo Trio Milk Supplement  with FR-71538

FDA statement emphasized the following:

Continuous distribution of the said product presents gross deception to the consuming public and may mead johnson logoeven present risk of illness or injury to the consuming sector of the public, the young children.

According to FDA Philippines, the said products failed to meet the standards of Codex Alementarius commission for fat content. The standard fat content should be 3-6 grams.

1. Sustagen Junior Milk Powder Vanilla Flavor (for 1-3 years  old) with FR-72110 = 1.34 grams
2. Alactagrow Bibo Trio Milk Supplement  with FR-71538 = 1.5 grams

Mead Johnson revolted, because FDA statement may caused a huge damaged to their company. I even wonder the dangers of low fat content in milk. Is there any?. FDA issued a revised statement to correct some issues.

FDA Advisory Nos. 2010-009 and 2010-010 have informed the public the recall of the products Sustagen Junior Milk Powder Vanilla Flavor (for 1-3 years old) and Alactagrow Bibo Trio Milk Supplement because these did not meet the existing standards for the fat content level required for all milk product intended for young children.

However, the products Sustagen Junior Milk Drink Powder Vanilla Flavor ( for 1-3 years old ) with FR-72110 and Alactagrow Bibo Trio Milk Supplement with FR-71538 of Mead Johnson Nutrition (Philippines), Inc. have no safety issues and therefore fit for human consumption.

Mead Johnson promised to obey the recall order of FDA. They also stated that they will release new milk formulations to meet Codex Alementarius standards.

For children one year old and above, do you feed them with only milk? I bet not. So this fat can be obtained from other sources and this fat deficiency of milk products is not really an issue.


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