The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has recalled Picot powered infant milk, Milumel, and Celi from the market on grounds that they are contaminated with Salmonela, an organism which can cause fatal infections.
“UNBS would like to notify the public that Lactalis Group, a French firm dealing in processing of dairy products, has notified its customers about a recall of its products believed to be contaminated with Salmonela, an organism which can cause fatal infections. The brands mostly affected include Picot powered infant milk, Milumel and Celi,” reads part of the statement issued by Godwin Bonge Muhwezi, head of public relations, UNBS.
According to him, UNBS is performing market surveillance inspections to ensure that affected products are removed from the market and carry out further laboratory tests to establish whether the products on the market are contaminated.
“All UNBS Imports inspectors at border points have been notified to withhold consignments with dairy products from Lactalis Group until such a time when we are satisfied that the product recall has been completed. UNBS would like to advise consumers to avoid buying the mentioned brand until the product recall has been completed,” added Mr Muhwezi.
CREDIT: MONITOR PUBLICATIONS