France – Nestle closes French Buitoni factory hit by E.coli outbreak


PARIS, March 30 (Reuters) – Swiss packaged-food giant Nestle (NESN.S) is closing a frozen-pizza factory in northern France that saw sales fall sharply after an E. coli outbreak last year, it said on Thursday.

The group had suspended operations at the factory, which French media said employs 140 people, earlier this month.

French prosecutors last year opened a probe over the death of one person, the injuring of 14 others and breaches of food safety requirements which they alleged were linked to the E.coli outbreak at the factory, which produced frozen pizzas.

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