Tag Archives: Lactalis Group

Lactalis recalls baby milk in 83 countries over salmonella contamination

The Head of a French dairy firm Lactalis Group said on Sunday that its company has recalled 12 million cases of powdered baby milk in 83 countries that may have been possibly contaminated with salmonella.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lactalis Group, Emmanuel Besnier said that the firm would compensate victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk that has sickened 37 children in France, one in Spain and a suspected case in Greece. The CEO added that the recalls were underway in an interview with French Journal du Dimanche newspaper. He said that the recall involved the Picot, Milumel, Celia and Taranis brands of powdered baby milk, adding that no new cases have been reported since 8th December, a week after the recall was first announced.

France’s Lactalis seeks buyout of Parmalat

French dairy group Lactalis, the world’s largest dairy firm announced on Tuesday it was seeking a buyout offer for remaining shares of Italian dairy firm Parmalat for which it does not already own. Lactalis controls 83.3% of Parmalat and is seeking to acquire additional 12.26% shares, according to a statement released by Sofil – the invest arm of the Besnier family that owns Lactalis.