If you are a nursing mother and use baby formula made by the French company Lactalis, then you need to read this in order to find out if your baby has been infected, or is in any danger as 83 countries worldwide report the true extent of the French salmonella baby milk scandal.
Shockingly even though the French company Lactalis belatedly issued a recall of all products back in December of last year it has become apparent that several major supermarket chains had continued to sell products that could have been contaminated worldwide
Apparently the CEO of the French company Lactalis has at last confirmed to the French media the true extent of the health risk, especially its baby milk formula. Recalls have now been issued by the firm three times, and cover its Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands.
The countries where the formula was sold include Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa; so far it would seem that the UK, United States and Australia were not affected.
The French Lactalis group is perhaps one of the world’s largest producers of dairy products and boast an annual sales of €17bn ($21bn; £15bn), employs 15,000 people in France alone, but also has another 246 production sites in 47 countries.
Signs and symptoms of salmonella can include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, and severe dehydration. Can it be life-threatening? Yes especially in young children.
Authors note; Lawsuits have already been filed by parents who say their children became unwell after drinking the formula.
Steve Simmonds Global Breaking News Hub
Credits and Sources: BBC.UK, the Lactalis group