Twelve baby milk batches from the Lactalis plant Craon (Mayenne) have been the subject of a recall on Saturday because of a probable contamination with salmonella. Lactalis told laboratories inventory of these lots remain at the factory: the first results will be known on December 9 at the earliest.
Due to possible contamination with salmonella, nine batches of infant 1st age milk were recalled after the discovery of a contamination “20 infants less than 6 months” by “Salmonella in eight different regions,” according to Directorate General of health. Twelve affected lots are from Lactalis plant Craon, in Mayenne.
199 000 Boxes are affected by the salmonella suspicion alert: 40,000 are still in the factory. These stocks are the subject of analysis to determine the possible causes of contamination: the results will be known on December 9 at the earliest. Meanwhile, production in Craon (550 employees) continues. The control plans have nevertheless been reinforced.
“We were informed Friday at 7.30pm”, confirms the director of communication of Mayenne dairy group. He also claims that “100% of 5400 analyzes were consistent since January and negative in the Salmonella test” . Lactalis told “samples to an outside laboratory” to determine the source of this possible contamination. “In parallel we made samples for cross data with our labs” , he added.
2500 calls per hour
A green number, 0800 120120 has been set up. The call center in Mayenne mobilized “has received 14,000 calls since Saturday night. With peaks of 2500 calls Sunday hour. Mainly worried mothers to their children ” , says the communication department of the group. “All the numbers of the callers were recorded so that a counselor can call if the communication has not been taken. “
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