Contaminated Buitoni pizzas: list, Fraich’Up, poisoning

BUITONI PIZZAS. Fraich’Up pizzas were contaminated with E. coli bacteria, which led to 56 severe poisonings in France. Pizzas from the Bella Napoli and Four à Pierre de Buitoni line are also targeted but not withdrawn from the market. Contaminated pizza list, info, refund.

[Mise à jour le 10 mai 2022 à 17h02] Buitoni (Nestlé group) made the I remember of one’s own Fresh pizzas from 18 March after occurrence of food poisoning in children and an adult. In the most severe forms, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) has occurred. Of them the deaths were confirmed. As of May 4, Public Health France is listed 56 cases of HUS linked to the consumption of pizzas. In question, the presence of the bacterium Escherichia Coli o E.coli. In addition to the Fraich’Up range, BFM-TV reported in early May that it had filed a complaint against Buitoni by a 34 year old woman hospitalized in late March for severe food poisoning whose, whose symptoms started after eating a Bella Napoli frozen pizza. The doctor came to my room and asked me if I had eaten a pizza in the last few days, showing me all of Buitoni’s pizzas “, explains. Reports were made to ARS and supermarkets but “these pizzas are still on sale”, denounces the young woman’s husband. On the same day, France Info revealed that a The 7-year-old girl was hospitalized after eating a Buitoni del pizza Range of stone ovens. A complaint will also be filed for “endangering the life of others”, “involuntary injury” and “deception”. Factory by Buitoni Caudry (North) where the pizzas were produced is closed from the beginning of April. Which is list Pizza concerned? What to do if we have any at home? We can expect a refund ? Which is E. coli bacteria?

Which Buitoni pizzas shouldn’t be eaten?

The young woman contaminated on March 27 and hospitalized for poisoning with the bacterium E.Coli had eaten in pizza from the Bella Napoli line. For now there is no memory of these pizzas but here is an example:

Example of pizza from the Bella Napoli line by Buitoni © Distributor’s website

According to France Info, the girl hospitalized would have consumed a Buitoni pizza from the Stone oven line. No general recall is currently in effect. Here is an example of pizza from this range:

Pizza Buitoni Stone Oven
Pizza Buitoni Stone Oven © Distributor’s website

The Buitoni company recalled on 18 March 2022 all the pizzas of the Fraîch’Up range, for example:

  • Fresh’Up 4 cheeses
  • Fresh’Up Royale
  • Fresh Chicken
  • Fresh Bolognese style
  • Fraîch’Up Regina Bianca
  • Fraîch’Up 3 meats
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Example of Buitoni Fraîch’Up pizza recalled. © Buitoni

How many people have been contaminated by Buitoni pizzas?

In its May 4 update, Public Health France confirms 56 cases of HUS. These 56 cases occurred in 55 children and 1 adult, who presented symptoms between January 18 and April 5. the the epidemic peak is in week 7 (from 14/02 to 20/02) It’s inside week 9 (from 28/02 to 06/03), with 10 cases each of these weeks. These 56 cases occurred in 12 regions of France Metropolitan: Hauts-de-France (12 cases), Ile-de-France (9 cases), New Aquitaine (8 cases), Pays de la Loire (7 cases), Brittany (6 cases), Grand Est (3 cases), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (3 cases), Occitania (2 cases), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (2 cases), Center Val-de-Loire (2 cases), Bourgogne Franche-Comté (1 case) and Normandy (1 case). The 55 sick children are aged between 1 and 17 years with a average age of 6 years. Two children died. The adult did not show up with HUS.

How many people have died after eating Buitoni pizzas?

According to Public Health France, two children died hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after consuming the affected pizzas. It’s about a infectious complication most often of food origin rare in France but acute. Let’s talk about a syndromeHemolytic“because it means there is” a destruction of red blood cells “ (responsible for anemia and platelet decline) and “uremic“Because there isurea in the blood. Urea is a waste product of the body that is eliminated by the kidneys in the urine. Increased blood urea and other waste products such as creatinine indicate kidney failure.

When did the Buitoni scandal start?

map of France Caudry in the north
City of Caudry in the north where the Buitoni factory is located, which produces pizzas withdrawn from the market. © Google Maps

In January 2022, Several cases of pediatric haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and severe Escherichia coli infection have been reported to the French health authorities.

► February 24 the Ministry of Health reports 13 cases of HUS in childrenrelating to Escherichia coli bacteria with similar characteristics. the first death is announced. Theirarque Buitoni is not yet mentioned. Several sources of contamination are being investigated, including the ingestion of contaminated food consumed raw or undercooked.

► March 11 confirms the ministry 26 cases of HUS with the same characteristics as those of February. A death of the second child it is confirmed. No source of contamination has yet been indicted.

► March 1727 cases of HUS are confirmed.

► March 18 Buitoni remembers all his frozen pizzas Fraîch’Up “after being informed of the presence of E-coli bacteria in the dough of a frozen pizza ” of this range.

► 22 and 29 March: in the Caudry plant where the contaminated pizzas are produced, two hygiene inspections are carried out by the Departmental Directorate for the Protection of Populations (DDPP) of the North and the Directorate General for Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF),

“When you see mushrooms on the wall, you know it’s not good”

► March 30 Public health Franceconfirm a connection between several cases and the consumption of frozen pizzas from the Fraîch’Up line of the Buitoni brand contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli bacteria. “ 41 cases of HUS were identified.

► March 31, RMC unveils shocking images of the Buitoni factory by Caudry. It was a former factory employee who sent these pictures showing deplorable hygienic conditions: “When you see a mushroom on the wall, you know it’s wrong. The paint on the metal bars was peeling off. There they were leftover food left in certain places for several days, Many weeks. In the sauce recovery baskets, you may find cigarette butts. Where the flour is sent to the mats, so that the dough does not stick, there were mealworms. “ he told our colleagues. Buitoni (Nestlé group) admitted that these photos were actually taken at the factory but that it is not “never so dirty” usually. Nestlé has confirmed that the tests it carries out itself in its Caudry plant are negative.

► April 6 the prefecture of the North publishes a decree ban the production of pizzas at the Caudry plant. French public health confirms 50 cases of HUS.

► April 8, opening of an investigation for “manslaughter”, “deception” and “danger of others” against Buitoni.

► April 13: search of the Buitoni factory in Caudry it’s at Nestlé headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineauxin the Hauts-de-Seine.

► May 5: BFM-TV reports the case of a woman hospitalized after eating a Bella Napoli pizza produced by Buitoni. She was the victim of food poisoning linked to the presence of the E. coli bacterium like the previous victims.

What bacteria are found in Buitoni pizzas?

It is Escherichia Coli or “E.coli”, a bacteria present in the intestines of humans and some animals especially ruminants. When I’m in the gut, most of his tensions they are harmless and cause no symptoms. Some, however, are pathogens. Eliminated through animal feces, they can contaminate the environment (water, manure, soil) and foods. They tolerate cold well (survival of several days in the refrigerator) but he doesn’t normally cook. Bacteria can cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome (SHU), a infectious complication most often of food origin rare in France but acute.

Investigation of grouped cases of haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) and infections with shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) linked to the consumption of Fraîch’Up pizzas under the Buitoni® brand – Santé Publique France – 25 April 2022.

Severe cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in children: new cases reported, health authorities reminded what to do. March 30, 2022. Public health France.

Press releases from the Ministry of Health.

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