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French baby milk imports banned

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This brand of baby milk formula from France has been banned. Supplied

The Ministry of Commerce’s CamControl department has banned the import of Milumel, Lemiel and Picot baby milk products after confirmation they contain bacteria harmful to the health of consumers.

French firm Groupe Lactalis, which manufactures the products, said the infant milk formula could contain the Salmonella Agona bacteria, according to a CamControl statement published yesterday.

The department had already taken action to block the import of several other French baby milk products to Cambodia, following recalls issued by authorities at the end of December.

The recalls came after 26 young children in France fell ill as a result of the contamination.

Local vendors have been asked to remove the products from sale, while consumers were told to avoid purchasing them.

Full story in Thursday’s paper.

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