Belgian infant formula producer Fasska has been linked to a Siberian salmonella outbreak

Belgian infant formula producer Fasska has been linked to a Siberian salmonella outbreak

Russian authorities are recalling infant formula from Belgian manufacturer Fasska after a salmonella outbreak.

A 16-ton batch of Damil, a milk formula made by Fasska, has been linked to 16 cases of salmonella in Siberia, including 13 cases among babies aged two weeks to seven months, one four-year-old and two adults in their twenties.

The Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) is urging consumers not to use Damil pending an investigation. The Belgian watchdog Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain has also begun a probe into Fasska.

Three tons of the same batch were mixed with other lots and also shipped to Haiti, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The countries have already been warned by the Belgian watchdog, which added that no product from the batch was distributed in Europe.

Fasska was not available for comment at time of writing.