Baby milk product URGENTLY recalled worldwide over salmonella contamination

12th Dec 17 | News

French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered an urgent global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination.

The recall was issued after 26 infants under the age of six in France became sick after consuming the milk in early December.

According to the BBC:

"Lactalis is one of the world's biggest dairy producers. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told AFP "nearly 7,000 tonnes" of production may have been contaminated, but the company is currently unable to say how much remains on the market, has been consumed or is in stock.

Lactalis believes the salmonella outbreak can be traced to a tower used to dry out the milk powder at its factory in the town of Craon in northwest France, according to AFP.

All products made there since mid-February have been recalled and the company said precautionary measures have been taken to disinfect all of its machinery at the factory."

The recall will primarily affect consumers in countries including the UK, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan.

As well as baby milk, Lactalis (one of the biggest dairy groups on the world) produces cheeses, regular milk, cream and butter, under a slew of different brand names.