Controversy over milk powder

Controversy over milk powder

Last December, the health authorities decided to withdraw the milks 1Er Age of pharmacies and large areas of Picot, Pepti Junior and Milumel brands.

What happened ?

The Directorate General of Health said that several young children under 6 months have been contaminated by salmonella Salmonelle Agona, in France in 8 different regions. The common point of all these babies: they had all consumed powdered milk made between mid-July and the end of November by the Lactalis company on the production site in Craon in Mayenne.

An analysis and a control plan is underway with the DGCCRF (Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and the Repression of Fraud), to see if they can find this salmonella in the stored products of the warehouse.

The director of communication at Lactalis said "there have been products sold on the 12 lots and others that are still in our warehouses, these products have been blocked".

Point on illness

It can be detected that the child has a salmonella infection within 3 days ingestion, with gastroenteritis with vomiting, perfect bloody diarrhea. As soon as you see these signs, you should take your child immediately to the doctor.

Salmonella Agona is one of the 2,000 salmonella pathogenic salmonella serotypes, between 2012 and 2016, the CNR detected 65 layers of Salmonella Agona per year. Salmonella Agona is found in France in various animal tanks among animal food, cattle and poultry.


A green number is available for families at: 0800120120 (free call) and is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Public health recalls the principles of hygiene to be respected during the preparation of bottles:

- You have to wash your hands with soap and soap before and after each manipulation of bottles

- bottles should not be prepared in advance

- You must clean the bottles immediately after use