Milk Contaminated with Salmonella: Leclerc Admits Having Sold Lactalis Products Despite the Recall

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Leclerc admits selling contaminated baby milk

The retailer E. Leclerc admitted selling infant formula affected by the recall of the 21st December, following the salmonella contamination.

The first great French retail group, E.Leclerc, acknowledged Tuesday having sold products Lactalis remnants affected by the recall of the 21st December in some of its stores.

Despite the application of this recall action following the discovery of contamination salmonella , “it appears that 984 products have been sold anyway after the recall in many stores,” said in a statement the distributor without locate points sales concerned. However, it appears that many sites are affected, such as the Ferte-Bernard (Sarthe).

Internal Audit

E.Leclerc said it had found the problem after conducting “an internal audit verification of the proper application of product withdrawal measures of the company Lactalis” following an identified problem in the E.Leclerc store Seclin (North of France).

The E.Leclerc Centers conduct “audit procedures to accurately identify the reasons for the malfunction and to implement the necessary corrective measures,” said the group, who said he informed the “competent authority”.

The distributor claims to have identified the purchasers of the products’ directions stores now contact them individually. “

A hotline has been opened: .

All products of the factory Craon

On December 21st, Lactalis initiated a recall of all of its infant formula and other infant products produced at its plant in Craon (Mayenne) since February 2017 after the discovery of contamination salmonella.

A first recall of certain batches of infant formula was declared on the 2nd December, and the government announced a massive withdrawal of products from the factory in Craon on the 10th December.

The bacteria causing the salmonella contamination of Lactalis plant Craon (Mayenne) is probably the same one that hit the site in 2005, said Monday the Pasteur Institute.


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