Wal-Mart has recalled the infant formula following a death in Missouri

Wal-Mart has recalled the infant formula following a death in Missouri

US retailer Wal-Mart has taken a batch of powdered infant formula off the shelf at more than 3,000 of its stores following to death of a newborn in Missouri.

The boy, who was given the formula, became ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support on Sunday (18 December), AP reported yesterday (22 December).

Although there has been no government recall for the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder, lot number ZP1K7G, the retailer has decided to called them back.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the company decided to pull the product "out of an abundance of caution" while health officials investigate.

Manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition said the lot tested negative for the bacterium prior to shipment.