France Orders International Recall of Baby Food
France and a French food manufacturer have ordered a major international recall of several food products for babies.
The Lactalis Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of dairy products. It said French health officials warned the company that 26 babies had been sickened with salmonella since December 1.
The French Ministry of the Economy ordered the suspension of marketing and export of several baby products made at a Lactalis factory in Craon, France. It said all the products were manufactured after February 15, 2017.
The French health ministry's website says the recall affects nine countries in four continents: Britain and Greece in Europe; Morocco and Sudan in Africa; Peru and Colombia in South America; and Pakistan, Bangladesh and China in Asia.
The United States, a major market for Lactalis products, is not affected.
A company spokesman told the Associated Press Monday that the recall is "precautionary" and involves "several million" products.
Lactalis noted in a statement that the 26 cases of infection were linked to products with the brand names Picot SL, Pepti Junior 1, Milumel Bio 1 and Picot Riz.
The statement included an apology and expressed support to the families whose children were sickened. The company said it has taken measures to clean the area of the factory where the bacteria spread.
Infection with salmonella can cause sickness. Signs of infection include abdominal pain, diarrhea and higher than normal body temperature. The sickness is more dangerous among some populations, including the very young.
The Lactalis Group is a privately held company. Its headquarters is in western France. Lactalis has 75,000 employees in 85 countries and earnings of about 17 billion euros a year. Its famous brands include Président and Galbani cheeses, as well as Parmalat milk.
A full list of the products in question is available on the website of France's consumer protection agency.
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拉克塔利斯集团是全球最大的乳制品生产商之一 。该集团声称接到法国卫生官员的警告，自12月1日起，有26名婴儿因沙门氏菌患病 。
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拉克塔利斯集团在一份声明中指出，这26例感染或与旗下Picot SL、Pepti Junior 1、Milumel Bio 1和Picot Riz品牌的产品有关 。
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