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New massive recall of Lactalis products

Staff Writer |
Lactalis said it was more than doubling the quantity of formula and other products recalled over salmonella fears in the second such move in two weeks.

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Lactalis said it was recalling as a precaution all infant formula and other baby food products made at its factory in Craon, north-west France, since February 15, which would represent 720 batches in addition to more than 600 batches already concerned by recent withdrawals.

The latest recall affected products destined for both French and overseas markets carrying the Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands, Lactalis said in a statement.

Products supplied by the Craon plant are suspected of being linked to recent cases of salmonella infection among infants in France.

After an initial recall at the start of this month, checks by Lactalis did not indicate any contamination. But the discovery of more cases of salmonella then led it to halt production at the Craon plant.

Lactalis said further tests had shown that contamination occurred at Craon following work in the first half of the year. It did not indicate the type of contamination detected.

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