At first glance, the two cases making the news, Buitoni and Kinder, have nothing in common.
These are not the same products (pizzas for the first, chocolates for the second), not the same bacteria (E. coli for one, salmonella for the other), not the same manufacturing sites (Caudry, in the northern France, for Buitoni; Arlon, in Belgium, for Kinder).
And yet, the concordance of these two food scandals, which occurred almost at the same time, and their seriousness blew the lid off the security loopholes on our plates.
Problems of control in the factories, of reactivity of the industrialists, of too long delays between the alert and the withdrawal of the products in store… Problem of “impunity” also, accuses Foodwatch.
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