RENNES, France: A French woman has filed a complaint against a baby formula manufacturer after her infant daughter allegedly vomited a parasitic worm the length of an adult index finger, police said Wednesday (Feb 26).
The incident came after another family allegedly found a living larva in a container of the same milk powder brand, Gallia, manufactured by French firm Danone.
Police in the northern region of Brittany told AFP the mother of a three-month-old child came in on Tuesday to file a complaint.
"In November, her three-month-old daughter had a high temperature," Saint-Malo police told AFP.
"She brought her to the emergency room, where she was treated. And several days later, she vomited a worm about six to seven centimetres long."
The mother told police the worm had been analysed at the hospital and was confirmed to be of a parasitic type.
She said she had decided to take action after she learnt via the media of two similar cases.
The daily newspaper Ouest France reported that a second complaint had been lodged in the Puy-de-Dome region in central France where the larvae was allegedly found, and a third similar case is suspected in the southwestern Landes region.
Danone said that without the containers having been returned for analysis, "several hypotheses could exRead More – Source