E. coli bacteria in pizzas: 16 families want to file a complaint against Buitoni


The relatives of victims of contamination meet and some have already filed a complaint against the industrialist.

the Sunday newspaper reveals that 16 families of people infected with the E. coli bacteria have contacted a criminal and health lawyer to file a complaint for “unintentional injuries” against Buitoni. Among the victims are fifteen children but also an adult, hospitalized after eating a pizza from the brand.

“The central question, it is: where does the bacterium come from? declares the lawyer, Maître Pierre Debuisson who affirms that at least four families have already filed their complaint. As for the state of health of the victims of these contaminations, “these are children who have been transfused, who have lesions in the kidneys, the liver, with risks to the brain, the heart or the lungs”, notes the lawyer.

Opening an investigation

On Friday, the Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for “manslaughter», «deception” and “endangering othersafter several serious cases of Escherichia coli contamination possibly linked to the consumption of Buitoni frozen pizzas.

The Directorate General of Health revealed last week that analyzes had already “confirmed a link between several cases and the consumption of frozen pizzas from the Fraîch’Up range of the Buitoni brand contaminated with Escherichia coli bacteria“. The balance sheet Thursday was then 75 cases under investigation, including 41 for which syndromes “similarwere identified, and 34 for which additional analyzes are in progress. Two children have died, although the connection to the pizzas has not been confirmed in either case.

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