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Major recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

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French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination, following 26 cases of children falling sick in France.

Lactalis is one of the world's biggest producers of dairy products. It sells its baby milk under a host of brand names, including Milumel, Picot and Celi.

Salmonella symptoms include severe diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting. The illness -- caused by intestinal bacteria from farm animals -- is dangerous for the very young and elderly because of the risk of dehydration.

The victims in France have since recovered and the company believes the salmonella outbreak can be traced to an evaporation tower -- used to dry out the milk -- at a factory in the town of Craon in northwest France. All products from that factory have been recalled.


Exceptional people: First Singaporean Nobel Peace Prize photographer Sim Chi Yin

Ms Sim Chi Yin, who was commissioned to showcase this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner - the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - is the first Singaporean Peace Prize photographer in the exhibition's 13-year history.

The result of her work is titled Fallout, comprising a series of 36 photographs and a short video installation. They are to reflect on mankind's experience with nuclear weapons.