Salmonella : Lactalis is sinking in the crisis

Situation of acute crisis for Lactalis. The case of the contamination with salmonella of its infant formulas continues to grow. And the giant dairy de Laval (Mayenne) is splashed. Coincidence of the calendars ? While the government was the States-general of food, Thursday, December 21, Lactalis announced a new massive withdrawal of its products. In this case, the remainder of its production from the factory of Craon in the Mayenne, since February 15, 2017.

This time, it was 720 lots that will add up to 650 lots have already been called. The company does not figure the volume of interest. But it felt prior to this new withdrawal to 7 000 tonnes.

Another highlight, by deciding to get out of the rays the entire production of his factory since February, the list is no longer limited to infant formula. Add the cereal to children, but also nutritional supplements such as the Maltodextridine or powdered milk destined for industrial or consumer. With brands Picot, Milumel, Celia and Taranis. Knowing that the powder 26 is marketed sometimes in Africa and in the overseas departments and overseas regions.

Tone up

It all started on 2 December with a warning of Bercy full weekend. After having noted the occurrence of twenty cases of salmonellosis in infants under 6 months who consumed the products Lactalis, the ministry had announced that the company Mayenne had carried out the withdrawal and recall of twelve lots manufactured between mid-July and the end of November, likely to be contaminated with salmonella. It was then a question of 200 000 boxes.

But during the following week, five new cases have been detected in infants, including one linked to the consumption of a rice milk Picot first age, in which the reference was not contained in the list of milk removed from sale. The government then announces, Sunday, 10 December,…

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