Quality and Safety of Mead Johnson Products Affirmed by Chinese Authorities
Hunan province agency issues prompt apology for erroneous test reports
GLENVIEW, Ill. & GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mead Johnson Nutrition (NYSE: MJN ) confirmed that the Hunan Provincial Credit Construction Promotion Council has issued an apology for erroneous reports based on invalid testing related to the presence of Vanillin in infant formula products. The quality and safety of Mead Johnson’s products and the regulatory compliance of its infant formula manufacturing processes were separately confirmed by the local office of the China AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine).
“We have an unwavering commitment to the integrity of Mead Johnson products, and are pleased that their quality and safety have been confirmed by the Chinese authorities and that the erroneous reports have been refuted,” stated Matthew Chapple, Senior Vice President and General Manager – China. “Not only do our products comply with all Chinese laws and regulations, but they also meet or exceed all international standards – such as those defined by CODEX – as well as our own rigorous global standards. Samples of all of our infant formula products undergo hundreds of safety checks and quality tests before we ship them to market.”
“It is important to emphasize that all Mead Johnson products continue to be safe and parents can use them with confidence, as they have for generations,” added Mr. Chapple. “We highly value the trust we have earned from parents and healthcare professionals around the world and remain dedicated to our mission to nourish the world’s children for the best start in life.”
About Mead Johnson
Mead Johnson, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 markets worldwide. The company's mission is to nourish the world's children for the best start in life. The Mead Johnson name has been associated with science-based pediatric nutrition products for over 100 years. The company's "Enfa" family of brands, including Enfamil (R) infant formula, is the world's leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition.
For more information on the company, go to www.meadjohnson.com.
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Christopher Perille, 847-224-9414
Gail Wood, 812-429-5703
Kathy MacDonald, 847-832-2182
KEYWORDS: United States Asia Pacific North America China Illinois