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Bangladesh removing Lactalis from shops after salmonella scare

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Health Desk: 15 January 2018: Bangladesh authorities have asked the importers to take down the baby milk of Lactalis from shop shelves as the French dairy giant has announced compensation for families affected by salmonella bacteria in its products.

Bangladesh is among the 83 countries from which Lactalis has ordered a recall of the baby formula.

Khaled Hussain, Secretary of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, told on Sunday, “We’ve asked the importers to remove these products. The customs has also been informed.”

BFSA earlier published a notice, alerting the people to the possible presence to salmonella in Lactalis’ Baby Care 1, Baby Care 1B and Baby Care 2B brought between February and October last year

The importer of the Lactalis’ products, JES International, was asked to withdraw the products from the market immediately at the time.

In December, during the first recall of its baby formula, Lactalis suspended export of Baby Care 3 scheduled for shipment in 2020.

French authorities have welcomed Besnier’s promise for compensation but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible will continue.