Pharmacies directed to stop sale of contaminated baby milk

Islamabad – The Islamabad Capital Territory on Saturday directed the city pharmacies to immediately stop the sale of contaminated infant milk, said official

As per the notification issued by ICT Inspector of Drugs, all pharmacies have been alerted regarding contamination of infant milk with the formula of Salmonella.

The notification stated “This is with reference to the INFOSAN Secretariat information regarding an outbreak of Salmonella infection in France among infants less than 6 months of age cased by lactose free milk products”.

These products were manufactured by Lactalis group and marketed in Pakistan by M/s PharmEvo with brand name of Celia. By M/s Indus Pharma the product was marketed with the brand name of Gromore.

An official said that the notification has been conveyed by Drug Regularity Authority and Pakistan (DRAP).

The notification addressing the pharmacies said “In view of the above, you are requested to convey to all the sale outlets operating in the territorial jurisdiction of Islamabad (preferably using quick mode like whatsapp or others) to immediately stop the sale of the implicated batches of above referred products and intimate this office regarding the recall of batches by the concerned manufacturers”.

The Lactalis International, France after apologizing the families had announced for a global recall of contaminated products imported by the pharmaceutical companies in the world including Pakistan.

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