Michael reacts to the cans of Neocate that are made after June, and reacted to one in May. Why is this reaction happing now?
The nutras ingredient changed to rice starch in processing around this time. I am convinced that there is a possibility that the rice from these seperate cans are making their way into our cans by cross contamination. My son reacts to the new cans that were made after this change at the plant. I am convinced there is some cross contamination occurring at the facility. Perhaps our sin’s formula is made on the same equipment as other rice based formulas. Perhaps the ventilation in the plant is allowing some rice to enter the formula Michael needs. Maybe the packaging has a new ingredient. Perhaps the packaging room has some crossover in the equipment. Also, I have noticed the consistency, the odor, and how the formula feels is completely different in these new cans (the cans he has reacted to). Along with this, all of the cans are manufactured on same day of the weeks, not every day which leads me to believe there is a strong probability the other formulations they make are on the same equipment on the other days. Thereby cross-contamination may have occurred.
His expiration dates this year are as followed:
March-No cans in yet
June- No cans in yet
The last expiration date he can handle is October 28, 2013. That means that if we do not get them to fix the issue or get someone to make the EXACT same product that when these cans expire so will he.
We could really use genetic testing, to see if he has another disease going on. I would love to have some medical student or a doctor who is intrigued to learn something new about DNA to please take this case, but we can’t afford it, so I would offer my son for research, within reason.
Please help us, we ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES
Here is the statement for the company where they note they have change to using rice starch in the processing plant.
Nutricia has announced a change in the label of the Neocate Junior products (including Unflavored, Chocolate and Tropical flavors, as well as Neocate Junior with Prebiotics). The new graphics will enter the market place starting in September and are reflected in the announcement below. There will be no change in can size, price, codes or ingredients for these formulas. Neocate Nutra will also have a new label look, as well as an ingredient change. Due to a limited supply of hypoallergenic corn starch, this ingredient will be replaced with a pregelatinized hypoallergenic rice starch. The packaging will remain a 400 gram can. The UPC will be different. Please refer to the second attachment below for a visual.
Steven Yannicelli, PhD, RD
Medical and Scientific Affairs
Nutricia North America