Saturday, February 24, 2018

Baby milk recall does not affect T&T

NO local products have been affected by the recall of baby milk and formula manufactured by French dairy company Lactalis.

This assurance came last week from the local distributor of the company's products.

Lactalis has been engulfed in scandal since December last year, when international authorities ordered a massive international recall of baby milk and formula after dozens of babies fell ill in France and Spain.

All products made at the company's Craon plant in western France have been recalled due to salmonella contamination at the facility.

Lactalis manufactures baby milk brands Lactel, Celia, Galbani, Bridel and others, some of which are sold in Trinidad and ­Tobago.

The company also maufactures several brands of cheese, butter, yogurt and liquid milk.

However, the local distributer told the ­Express none of the products imported to Trinidad and Tobago from Lactalis were manufactured in the Craon factory where the salmonella contamination was detected.

No recall has therefore been issued for this country.