The investigations into the Buitoni (Nestlé) pizza scandal, contaminated with the E.coli bacteria and suspected of having caused the death of two children in France, were entrusted Thursday, May 12 to an investigating judge, learned the AFP with the Paris prosecutor’s office. The judicial information was opened in particular for manslaughter against a person, involuntary injuries concerning 14 people, marketing of a product dangerous to health and endangering others, according to the same source. , confirming information from RMC. A total of 55 children and one adult have been infected, without a direct link having been established to date with the consumption of pizzas, according to health authorities.
A preliminary investigation had already been underway since March 22 at the public health center of the Paris prosecutor’s office, for “deception on goods, exhibition or sale of corrupt or falsified and harmful food products for health, placing on the market of a product harmful to health, endangering others, involuntary injury and manslaughter”. In this context, searches took place on April 13 in the Caudry factory, in the north of France, where the pizzas of the incriminated Fraîch’Up range were manufactured, and at the headquarters of the Nestlé group, in the Paris region.