“If you have a Fraîch’Up pizza in your freezer, do not eat it and throw it away”
The French Directorate General of Health indicated on Wednesday that the link was confirmed between the resurgence of contamination with E. coli bacteria and Nestlé Buitoni’s “Fraîch’up” frozen pizzas, likely the dough.
To date in France, 41 children have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which causes kidney failure, since February. 34 additional cases are being evaluated. Two children died after contracting this infection. These 75 cases occurred in 12 regions of metropolitan France: Hauts-de-France (16 cases), New Aquitaine (11 cases), Pays de la Loire (10 cases), Ile-de-France (9 cases), Brittany ( 7 cases), Grand Est (5 cases), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (4 cases), Center Val-de-Loire (4 cases), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (3 cases), Bourgogne Franche-Comté ( 2 cases), Normandy (2 cases) and Occitanie (2 cases).
“If you have a Fraîch’Up pizza in your freezer, do not eat it and throw it away”, advised the industrial general manager of Nestlé France, Jérôme Jaton. “It is an extremely tragic situation” and “we will take all our responsibilities.”