IQBAL SINGH AtoZ – Paris France
At least 37 babies in France are known to have fallen sick and another in Spain, while Greece has also seen one unconfirmed case.
Of the babies taken ill in France, 18 were hospitalised. All are now recovering well, according to the public health agency.
Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed against Lactalis by families who say their children got salmonella poisoning after drinking powdered milk made by the company.
Reporters at the scene said police arrived early on Wednesday at the embattled company’s main officers in Laval, western France, and the factory in nearby Craon, identified as the source of the tainted milk.
The French government has laid the blame for the widening crisis squarely on both Lactalis, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, and on retailers who sold the tainted products despite a recall.
“When you have a case of milk on the market which has clearly caused complicated health problems for children