Dubai-UAE: 13 December 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a decision to withdraw the (Lactalis Craon Factory) French-made Infant Milk products from UAE markets due to Salmonella contamination.
Entities responsible for implementing the circular include the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and the municipalities of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
The decision is based on the findings of a technical report following the warning issued by the French Directorate General of Health (DGS) regarding the contamination of the infant milk, which had been exported to 30 countries including the UAE. The company Lactalis proceeded to the withdrawal and recall of its products after the contamination of twenty babies under 6 months with salmonella.
The ministry urges consumers to dispose of the French-made infant milk, as per the attached details.
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for consumption as they are strictly monitored by the Ministry and relevant local authorities.
MOCCAE reaffirms that there is constant coordination with relevant authorities in the UAE to ensure the safety of all imported and traded food products. The Ministry reiterates that all imported and traded products undergo a strict control system in accordance with the best international practices at all stages of the food chain - including conducting of laboratory tests as per the risk assessment system, and an early notification system of foods that pose a risk to consumers' health.