Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Lactalis: an examining magistrate will investigate contaminated infant milk

An examining magistrate will continue the investigation into the salmonella contamination of infant milk, which has forced the Lactalis group to suspend production for more than six months at one of its factories.

At the end of a little more than nine months of a vast preliminary investigation, the public health pole of the public prosecutor’s office of Paris opened on Tuesday a judicial investigation against X for “deception on the substantial qualities of the goods”, “involuntary injuries having resulted in a incapacity for work less than or equal to three months “and” failure by a food business operator to withdraw or recall a product injurious to health “.

At the end of 2017, 36 infants were diagnosed with salmonellosis after consuming a children’s product made by Lactalis. The withdrawal process was chaotic and many dysfunctions that led to the contamination were brought to light, which led to the opening of a judicial inquiry and the creation of the parliamentary commission of inquiry, which will render public its recommendations in the afternoon.