E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Frozen pizzas are a possible cause of a French outbreak of E.coli O26, causing a large number of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) cases.

1st April 2022

Nestle in France have recalled their Buitoni brand FraichUP pizzas after authorities suspected that these pizzas may have caused an outbreak of the E.coli O26 bacterium leading to a large number of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) cases.

There is reported to be approximately 75 cases of STEC (Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli) at the present time resulting in 41cases of HUS.

Sadly, it is reported two children may have died.

This is the largest number of HUS cases linked to an outbreak they have ever experienced in France.

It is also reported that these Pizzas have been recalled in Belgium.

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