Buitoni case: this chain of stores continues to sell contaminated pizzas, find out…

In March 2022, Buitoni pizzas were withdrawn. If they had to be recalled since then, they can still be found on some store shelves. The pizzas affected by the recall claimed dozens of lives and two children were killed. That’s why attorney Richard Legrand said he was shocked that certain lots were still in store.

Buitoni Pizza Retreat

Food recall procedures have been on the rise in recent months. Certain brand foods such as fish, cheeses, sausages or even chocolates have been retired market due to the presence of bacteria or other substances harmful to humans. In March, Buitoni brand pizzas were also withdrawn from the market. The reason is that they contain the bacteria E. coli.

The pizzas affected by the recall are from the Fraîch’Up range and were sold in all E.Leclerc, Carrefour, Casino, Lidl, Match, Cora, Franprix, Francap, Système U, Intermarché and Monoprix stores before March 18, 2022. Rappel Conso urged consumers not to consume the products in question even before the expiration date, as they can cause serious health problems.

According to the government site, it is recommended to bring these products back to the store or take a photo of the references marked on packaging and send the photo by email to customer service to proceed with the return if you have one at home.

Keep in mind that E. coli is a bacteria that is usually found in undercooked foods. The consumption of products containing the bacteria, according to the Rappel Conso government site, can cause “gastroenteritis marked by abdominal pain and diarrhea with or without fever.”

Therefore, it is recommended to be very careful. Especially since, according to the latest newthe Fraîch’Up pizzas affected by the recall are still for sale when they should no longer be.

Contaminated products are still for sale

As RMC reported, the recalled Fraich’Up range is still being sold in some stores in France. The products were notably seen in a Franprix store and a Casino group store. Normally, the pizzas affected by the recall should have been removed from the market 3 months ago. And yet they are still present on the shelves of some stories. When asked why we still find Fraich’Up brand pizzas on their shelves, a Casino store manager explained:

“Normally, its sale is prohibited. I don’t have enough room downstairs, so I left it there. But I have disabled the barcode and will remove the rest of the shelves immediately”

Words that scandalized Richard Legrand, the lawyer of several families of victims who consumed the contaminated products. Shocked by the attitude of some managers, he finds it unacceptable that the products are still on the market three months after they were withdrawn.

Furthermore, if the products made new victims, it would no longer be the responsibility of Buitoni (the manufacturer) but of Franprix (the distributor). However, as Richard Legrand explained, the manufacturer was also supposed to carry out a check after the recall, but did not.

Note that the penalty for failure to comply with a withdrawal-withdrawal procedure is five years in prison. To this is added a fine of up to 10% of the billing.

Sausage batches affected by a recall

Rappel Conso recently informed consumers that four batches of sausages are affected by a recall. These are dry sausages with hazelnuts from the Galibier brand. According to the information shared According to the government site, these sausages would contain pieces of glass, and would have been sold in various stores Sistema U, Auchan, Casino, Intermarché, etc. It is recommended not to consume it to avoid the risk of injury.

Here are the four batches of sausage affected by the recall:

  • 3,375,220,021,218 (GTIN), 21,034,044 (lot)
  • 3,375,220,021,218 (GTIN), 21,094,060 (lot)
  • 3,375,220,021,218 (GTIN), 21,094,059 (lot)
  • 3,375,220,021,218 (GTIN), 21,052,040 (lot)

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