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Lactalis, involved in a worldwide salmonela infection scandal, receives OK to buy Brazilian Itambe

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Brazil’s antitrust agency CADE approved on Monday (Jan,29) the sale of dairy company Itamba Alimentos SA to France’s Groupe Lactalis.

Lactalis is currently at the center of an international salmonela infection scandal. According to a Financial Times report, French health authorities reported that 35 children became ill after consuming baby formula made by family-owned Lactalis.

The  acquisition of Itambe has sparked a dispute between Lactalis and Mexico’s Lala, which last October took ownership of Vigor Alimentos, a company that had a 50 percent stake in Itambé.