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Several types of bottled supermarket milk recalled in France

The public are being warned not to consume the products concerned

Several types of supermarket milk have been recalled across France Pic: 8th creator/Shutterstock

Several types of bottled milk sold in major supermarkets across France have been recalled due to a taste or smell defect.

Multiple products by the brand Candia are listed on the Rappel Conso site – a government platform for reporting product alerts and other recalls. 

The recalls began on Monday (October 23) and the Rappel Conso website advises you to stop consuming these products and return them to the point of sale or to destroy them.

This consumer recall concerns the following products, all of the Candia brand:

  • Candia Malin Maxi Pack: 1L bottle, pack x8
  • Semi-skimmed grandmilk: 1.5 L x4, 1L x6, 1L x8 bottle, pack x10
  • Grandlait Pleine Saveur (whole): 1L bottle, pack x6
  • Skimmed silhouette: 1L bottle, pack x6
  • Viva: 1L x6 and x8 bottle

Batch numbers affected 

To identify the products, Rappel Conso advises checking the batch number, the date of minimum durability, the factory identification letter (F) and the production line (04).

Picture credit: Rappel Conso. Example of the label present on the bottles

The items concerned are identified as follows:

  • GTIN 3533630905751 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631679576 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571664006 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571673008 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631572006 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631574000 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571645005 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571646002 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631572006 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631469528 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533631572006 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533630098477 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571639004 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571640000 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571955005 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3533630098538 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571955005 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024
  • GTIN 3176571959003 and best before date between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024

Across major supermarkets 

The bottles were sold in most major supermarkets, including Auchan, Intermarché, Francap, Leclerc, Carrefour, Système U, Provera, Métro, Casino (Casino, Vival, Spar), Monoprix, Proxy and Maximo, and across all regions of France.

You can find a list of all the affected products on the Rappel Conso website’s milk and dairy section here

The end date for the recall procedure is Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Affected consumers can be compensated via a discount voucher.

A telephone number (09 69 32 09 92) has been set up to contact consumer services about the recall. 

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