RECKITT’S MEAD JOHNSON RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL TO IMPORT 6 MILLION SERVINGS OF SPECIALTY INFANT FORMULA

PurAmino Formula Shipping from Reckitt’s Nutrition Center to Mexico will feed some of America’s most vulnerable babies

PARSIPPANY, NJ, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — We have received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to import 150 metric tons (approximately 331,000 pounds) of infant formula base powder from the Nutrition Facility from Reckitt to Delicias, Mexico. Once it is mixed and packaged, in United States, it will yield the equivalent of 6 million 8oz servings of PurAmino, Mead Johnson’s amino acid-based formula. This first shipment of PurAmino will be produced in August and is expected to be distributed immediately after the completion of Reckitt’s rigorous quality and safety checks in the United States.

PurAmino specialty formula feeds infants and toddlers who cannot digest other types of formula due to cow’s milk protein allergy, multiple food allergies or a number of gastrointestinal disorders -intestinal. This PurAmino formula will be distributed primarily to hospitals and other healthcare facilities to ensure access to this medically essential product for babies who need it.

Reckitt’s state-of-the-art facility in Delicias, Mexico, which has been manufacturing infant formula since 1970, is our hub in Latin America, already exporting products to 15 countries. Reckitt will deliver the PurAmino by ground transportation to its plant in Zeeland, Michigan where it will be packaged and distributed through Mead Johnson’s existing distribution network. pat slypresident of Reckitt’s nutrition business, said:

“We appreciate the continued support of the government, our supply chain partners and employees around the world, who have worked together to help end this shortage as quickly as possible, with safety and quality standards. Every step we can take to increase supply and get more formula for parents is vital, and the latest FDA import approval will help us do just that.”

To date, our ongoing efforts to increase access to infant formula include:

  • Currently feeding about 50% of all infants in United States
  • Obtain FDA approval to import base powder from our factory in Singapore
  • Intensification and financing of airfreight for base powder deliveries in August and September to United States of Singapore
  • Keep our factories running 24/7
  • Rationalization of our product portfolio to maximize production capacity
  • Work with the US government to resolve supply chain constraints
  • Partner with retailers to expedite orders and prioritize formulas in their distribution centers to fill shelves faster.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • See the full FDA announcement: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-infant-formula-update-august-10-2022
  • PurAmino is a Mead Johnson brand, owned by Reckitt, makers of Enfamil. Enfamil is the #1 trusted brand for pediatricians and consumers.
  • In the first half of the year, Reckitt’s IFCN (infant formula and infant nutrition) business in the United States recorded a 40% increase in net sales on a like-for-like basis.
  • Significant market share growth was driven by strong execution in response to increased demand in light of temporary supply issues from competitors.
  • Total number of babies born per year in the UNITED STATES is approx. 4 million
  • About three-quarters of babies United States consuming infant formula, exclusively or in addition
  • All of our products are tested for quality and safety before leaving our manufacturing sites, and all of our US sites are subject to continuous FDA audits to ensure quality and safety meet or exceed the highest regulatory standards. . The FDA has never shut down a Reckitt/Mead Johnson facility for a food safety or quality issue.

About Reckitt:

Reckitt* exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest quality hygiene, well-being and food is a right and not a privilege.

Reckitt is the company behind some of the world’s most recognized and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more.

Every day over 20 million Reckitt products are purchased worldwide. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in everything we do, and build shared success with all of our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.

We are a diverse global team of c. 40,000 colleagues. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions for committed brands, a healthier planet and a fairer society. Learn more or contact us at www.reckitt.com

* Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

About Mead Johnson Nutrition:

Mead Johnson Nutrition was acquired by Reckitt in 2017, merging both companies’ commitments to innovation and science to continue fueling advancements in pediatric nutrition. Today, the nutrition industry continues to drive innovation from its Evansville, Indiana site and is trusted by parents and healthcare professionals worldwide to support the development of minds and bodies. We are committed to ensuring that every baby has a healthy start.

About PurAmino

PurAmino is a hypoallergenic, iron-fortified, amino acid-based infant formula for the dietary management of infants with severe cow’s milk protein allergies and other food allergies. It may also be suitable for conditions such as protein maldigestion, chronic malabsorption/diarrhea, short bowel syndrome and eosinophilic esophagitis.

* Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

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