Lactalis recalls more than 16,000 boxes of baby formula for Salmonella

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Lactalis has recalled a brand of infant formula made at the same Spanish factory linked to a Salmonella outbreak in France. The withdrawal and recall measure concerns 16,300 boxes of Picot AR milk sold exclusively in pharmacies since Nov. 29, 2018.

Four babies have been sickened by Salmonella Poona with findings pointing to Modilac branded products, marketed by Sodilac, a subsidiary of Savencia SA, as the source. Three other cases are under investigation.

Lactalis Nutrition Santé (LNS) said the Picot AR infant formula is manufactured by an external supplier on the same Spanish production site. Other Picot references manufactured at different production sites are not affected.

The recall is precautionary and no health alert has been reported with all controls being compliant. LNS said it acted without waiting for results of the investigations conducted at the supplier.

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