Infection of young children with Salmonella Agona: extension of recall measures for infant nutrition products.
The Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno LE MAIRE announced this Sunday, December 10, through a press release, the suspension of the commercialization and exports of several references of infant nutrition products manufactured in 2017 by the group Lactalis Nutrition Santé (LNS) and orders the recall because of a risk of contamination by salmonella.
On December 2,2017, the LNS group, informed of the occurrence of 20 cases of salmonellosis in children under 6 months old who had consumed its products, announced the withdrawal and recall of 12 infant formula references produced on the same site.
Last week, 5 new cases of salmonellosis in infants were reported, with the same strain of salmonella (Salmonella agona) confirmed.
A total of 625 lots of infant formula are involved. The list of product references is available on the website of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health : www.solidarites-sante.gouv.fr.
Know that your Phytocontrol laboratory is able to carry out the research of Salmonella in infant milks under COFRAC accreditation, you can consult our technical appendix COFRAC N°1-1904 available in your customer area or on the COFRAC website.