January 26, 2018 / 3:38 PM / a year ago

Group representing Lactalis victims says 48 children infected with salmonella

FILE PHOTO: Employees walk in front of the entrance of the French dairy group Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - A group representing families affected by a recall of baby milk by dairy firm Lactalis due to salmonella said on Friday at least 48 children had been contaminated.

“There are at least 48 cases of children infected with salmonella from these withdrawn milk products,” said Quentin Guillemain, president of the Salmonella Contaminated Victims Families Association (AFVLCS).

Health authorities have previously acknowledged that 37 children had been contaminated with salmonella, but only 35 clearly linked to Lactalis.

Reporting by Sybille de la Hamaide; writing by John Irish; editing by Leigh Thomas

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