A scandal that never ends. It was RMC who revealed it yesterday: Fraich'up Buitoni pizzas would still be on sale.
More than three months after the recall of all the pizzas in the Fraich' range Up from Buitoni, pizzas would still be on sale. On March 18th, “an immediate recall of all frozen pizzas Fresh'Up”was launched by Buitoni. This followed the discovery of the presence of E-coli bacteria in the dough. In total, 56 people were infected following the consumption of the pizzas concerned and two children died of complications. A judicial investigation has been opened for homicide and unintentional injuries concerning to date about fifteen people.
It was Richard Legrand, the lawyer in charge of the case, who gave the alert on Tuesday, June 14. Buitoni Fraîch'Up pizzas were still available on the shelves of two Franprix stores in the capital. He declared on the microphone of RTL: “We must carry out the investigations and see if there are not other stores in the Paris region, or even in other cities in France, which still offer this range of products. products that must be withdrawn from the market since March 18th.“. And to continue: “The brand had to request the destruction of these products. We do not understand how the distributor can still make this kind of product available… It is unacceptable that these products can still potentially contaminate individuals.
Stores under control
Following RMC's revelations, the Franprix brand announced that it would carry out a control of all its stores within two days. “We immediately deployed a ‘task force’ visual verification in 100% of stores to ensure that our product recall procedure has been applied, coupled with a written reminder of regulatory obligations.“. Said the sign. “In cases where stores are identified, the merchandise must be destroyed immediately and sanctions will be taken against the managers.“. It remains to be hoped that these procedures will, this time, be applied.