opening of investigation for “involuntary homicides”

This investigation is open from March 22. Health authorities recently established a link between the consumption of these pizzas and several serious cases of contamination, while dozens of French children fell ill and two died.

a survey forinvoluntary manslaughter», «cheated” and “endanger otherswas opened after several serious cases of contamination by Escherichia coli bacteria possibly linked to the consumption of frozen Buitoni pizzas, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday, requested by AFP. This investigation, carried out by the public health center of the Paris prosecutor’s office, has been open since March 22.

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Health authorities recently established a link between the consumption of these pizzas and several serious cases of contamination, while dozens of French children fell ill and two died. “The PSP, on the transfer of the public prosecutor’s offices of Nancy and Saint-Malo and in application of their competence in matters of crimes that affect health“, resumed the investigation, said the Paris prosecutor’s office. The investigation refers to the crimes of “deception of merchandise, exposure or sale of corrupt or counterfeit food products harmful to health, placing on the market of a product harmful to health, endangerment of third parties, involuntary injuries and involuntary homicides».

Syndromes causing kidney failure

He was in charge of the Central Office for the Fight against Damage to the Environment and Public Health (Oclaesp), the General Directorate of Gendarmerie, the Investigations Department of the General Directorate of Competition, Consumption and Fraud Repression (DGCCRF) and the National Brigade of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Investigations (BNEVP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, said the prosecution. According to various media and information obtained by AFP, complaints have been filed with the French courts. Since the end of February, France has experienced a resurgence of cases of hemolytic uremic syndromes (HUS) related to contamination with E. coli. These cases, which cause kidney failure, occur in children.

Public Health France had indicated on Wednesday that 75 cases were being investigated, including 41 for which they were hemolytic and uremic syndromes.Similarywere identified, and 34 for which further analysis is underway. Two children have died, although in neither case has the connection to the pizzas been confirmed. Analysis “have 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“, announced this Wednesday in a press release the General Directorate of Health, which depends on the government. Nestlé had closed two production lines located in Caudry (North) that manufacture these frozen pizzas marketed mainly in France.


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