In April, Morgan Smith reported confirmation from French authorities that epidemiological, microbiological, and traceability work revealed a connection between Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up frozen pizzas and dozens of E. coli infections in children.
Following inspections of the Caudry Buitoni frozen pizza factory in northern France, French prosecutors found “a deterioration of food hygiene controls,” the presence of rodents, and “insufficient measures to prevent pests from contaminating a food production site.”
The French authorities have confirmed epidemiological, microbiological, and traceability work found a connection with Buitoni brand Fraîch’Up pizza and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections that have left dozens of children sick and may have caused two deaths. An investigation into involuntary manslaughter and deceitful practices has been opened.
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