Bangladesh monitors withdrawal of French-made Lactalis baby milk in salmonella scandal

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-15 18:50:46|Editor: pengying
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DHAKA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has been closely monitoring the withdrawal of French-made Lactalis infant milk products from market shelves in the country that have been found contaminated with bacteria.

A senior official of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) said JS International, local importer and distributor of the France brand in Bangladesh, has already started withdrawing the products from Bangladesh super market shelves.

The aim of such an intense monitoring in the withdrawal process is to ensure that not a single product is left in the market shelves, said the official who did not like to be named.

The withdrawal move came after a salmonella scandal at French company Lactalis affected scores countries across the world.

Lactalis baby milk formula, Baby Care 3, Baby Care MF, Milumel, Picot and Celia Brand, have reportedly been found with salmonella.

The French dairy giant has already announced to withdraw 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk from the supermarket shelves of 83 countries including Bangladesh.

The French company has long been blamed for hiding the salmonella outbreak at a plant making the product.