Danone is in the midst of a storm. The French food giant is at the heart of a scandal affecting its brand of infant milk Gallia. At least seven families in France have indeed found larvae in milk cans in recent days. While two of them have already decided to take the case to court, a third has decided to take legal action, according to a report RTL. This Saturday, February 29, a couple from Var decided to file a complaint against the laboratory: they discovered a worm two centimeters long in their box of Gallia AR 2nd age milk.
Asked on the radio, Céline and Patrice said they did not want “other babies to be at risk if ever there is one.” The couple say they are angry and wonder “how is it that it is not nickel?”. He also claims to have already found something suspicious in January 2019. For the moment, four different milks of the Gallia brand would be affected by the problem.
No product withdrawal
Parents who bought the galliagest 0-6 months, the calisma 1st and 3rd age and the Gallia AR 2nd age are thus called to be vigilant and Danone has set up a toll free number (0800.202.202). The group also asked the families affected by this worm discovery to send the boxes back to them. No product withdrawals were requested, however. An attitude that surprises the association of families of Lactalis victims.
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On RTL, its president Quentin Guillemain estimates that “every time in this type of business, we have families who alert and a reaction time which is much too long. There is no withdrawal or recall of these products means they’re still on sale. And in reality that’s the shocking thing. ” Danone, for its part, raised the possibility that the contamination had taken place “outside the production site, in transport, storage and the distribution circuit”. The group insisted on its desire to “understand what could explain this presence of larvae”.