Millions of baby milk powder boxes recalled over salmonella scandal as company is hit by legal action from furious parents

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MILLIONS of powdered baby milk boxes have been recalled amid a salmonella scandal.

French dairy group Lactalis have been inundated by parents taking legal action over claims their children were left sick as a result of using the product.

 Picot and Milumel products have been recalled from 83 countries following concernsEPA Picot and Milumel products have been recalled from 83 countries following concerns  Lactalis have been inundated by parents taking legal action over claims their children were left sick as a result of using the productGetty – Contributor Lactalis have been inundated by parents taking legal action over claims their children were left sick as a result of using the product

The company owns two brands, Picot and Milumel, which have come under fire across 83 countries.

Emmanuel Besnier, the company’s CEO, said: “We must take account the scale of this operation: more than 12 million boxes are affected.

“[Distributors] know that everything has to be removed from the shelves.”

 Members of French General Directorate of Competition, Policy Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control check baby milk products in a pharmacyAFP or licensors Members of French General Directorate of Competition, Policy Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control check baby milk products in a pharmacy

In France there have been 35 reported cases of infants getting salmonella as a result of using the products.

Mr Besnier added: “There are complaints and there will be an investigation with which we will fully collaborate.

“We never thought to act otherwise.”

 The logo of Lactalis, which has been hit by the crisisAP:Associated Press The logo of Lactalis, which has been hit by the crisis




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