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Wal-Mart pulls batch of formula after infant's death

Lebanon, MO -

The death of a Missouri newborn is prompting the world's largest retailer to  pull a batch of formula from shelves across the country.

10-day-old Avery Cornett died Sunday after coming down with a rare bacterial  infection.

A WalMart spokesperson says the company is now pulling some formula out of what it calls an "abundance of caution."

The Centers of Disease Control will test several products the infant consumed. And the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is also investigating.

And WalMart is taking 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn with lot number ZP1K7G off its shelves. Those are in the same run as the formula investigators believe little Avery drank.

The Health Department also sent water used to mix with the powder formula and a liquid formula off for testing.

A statement from Enfamil's manufacturer, Mead Johnson, reads, in part: "Our hearts go out to the child's family for their tragic loss...the batch of the product used by the child's family tested negative for Cronobacter when it was produced and packaged, and that has been reconfirmed from our batch records following this news."

Now, the family that lost their baby must wait for possible answers. It will be at least several days before the CDC releases its results.

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