Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

French supermarkets admit selling recalled baby food

French supermarkets admit selling recalled baby food

Carrefour, E.Leclerc, Auchan and Systéme U all continued to offer Lactalis baby milk after a recall had been issued last December.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Virginie Beaumeunier, head of the Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control Agency (DGCCRF), are reflected on a window as they arrive at a news conference about Lactalis baby milk contamination scandal at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, France, January 11, 2018. A further 2,500 checks will be carried out from next week.

"Lactalis will take back every single box of baby dairy products manufactured in the site of Craon (in northwestern France), regardless of the (production) date", the minister told a press conference following a meeting with Lactalis executives.

Lactalis rejected criticism of its response, saying it had collaborated closely with the authorities.

Le Maire has summoned Lactalis for talks on Friday. The food was recalled weeks earlier over salmonella poisoning.

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The recall included products aimed for export to some 30 countries, including to China, and overall represented more than 12 million baby food tins in what Nalet said was the biggest recall Lactalis had ever experienced.

The initial recall only concerned products made since February 2017.

Four of France's largest supermarket chains have admitted to stocking infant formula products despite concerns they were contaminated with salmonella.

French consumer protection body launched a probe into the controversy.

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