15th January , 2018
Kampala, 15th January 2018. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (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, Milumel, and Celi powered infant milk.
The UNBS is carrying out 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.
The UNBS will continue to perform its mandate of enforcing standards to protect consumer health and safety and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.
For more information, please contact:
Godwin Bonge Muhwezi
Head of Public Relations
Uganda National Bureau of Standards
Bweyogerere Industrial Park,
Plot 2 - 12, Kyaliwajala Road,
P.O Box 6329 Kampala, Uganda