Two Nestle’s French subsidiaries have been charged with unintentional manslaughter in a case involving E. coli contaminated pizzas that a led to the death of two children and left dozens with acute kidney failure.

The Nestle units managed the factory in the north of France that made the Buitoni-branded pizzas as well as Nestle France were indicted this week, the company said in a statement, without providing details of the charges.

French investigative magistrates opened a probe in May 2022 for involuntary manslaughter and unintentional injuries after dozens of customers fell sick from eating pizzas containing E. coli bacteria.