the strong testimony of Yohan, father of a victim, who challenges Olivier Véran

Yohan, father of a child who died after eating a Fraich’Up pizza from Buitoni, testified on RMC this Thursday. His son Nathan was 8 years old, he died on the night of February 17 to 18, a fortnight after consuming a frozen pizza from the Nestlé group brand.

The father of a child who died after eating a Fraich’Up pizza from the Buitoni brand testifies. A first. His son Nathan was 8 years old, he died on the night of February 17 to 18, a fortnight after consuming a frozen pizza from the Nestlé group brand.

It all starts on February 4. It’s Friday evening, Yohan picks up his two children from school, it’s the weekend. And to please them, he buys a Buitoni pizza from the Fraich’Up range, to eat in the evening in front of the TV. But a few days later, her son Nathan was hospitalized. Then everything goes very quickly:

“I will never forget that February 17, when the hospital called me urgently. I found my son Nathan in his bed with someone standing there massaging him. He was in his second cardiac arrest from the evening. This is the last image I have of my son”, he assures RMC.

“We must take a stand so that there are strong actions”

“Initially I really had a feeling of guilt because I fed my son, I gave him this pizza and I had the feeling of murdering my son. care, not so that he dies at the age of 8. My child has been gone since February 18, every day I find the strength to get up but it’s not easy”, explains Yohan.

And like many families of children contaminated by these Buitoni pizzas, Yohann would like a reaction from the government and in particular from the Minister of Health Olivier Véran: “Today we are in the country where children die because industrialists do not respect not the rules and we do nothing”.

“Mr. Véran does nothing. We are all waiting for him to speak up and stop slipping away, for sanctions to be taken against manufacturers who do not respect the rules. We must take a stand so that there are strong actions and that all this does not happen again”, calls Yohan.

56 cases listed

A new assessment was published by the health authorities on Wednesday: 56 cases of food poisoning have been identified. Almost all of the victims are children between the ages of 1 and 17. The Paris prosecutor’s office has officially taken up 11 complaints in this case so far, but there are many more. At least 35 complaints have been filed according to two of the victims’ lawyers: Maître Pierre Debuisson and Maître Richard Legrand. Me Pierre Dubuisson alone was seized by more than 45 victims. And other complaints will be filed in the coming days. Most for “manslaughter”, “involuntary injury” and “cheating on a commodity”. For the rest, no investigating judge has been appointed, which is what the families of the victims and their lawyers are asking for.

Other ranges concerned?

Two other complaints have been filed for ranges of Buitoni pizzas that have not yet been withdrawn from the market, the Bella Napoli produced in Italy. But also the pizzas of the Four à Pierre range, produced in the same factory as the Fraîch up pizzas, in Caudry in the North, a factory called into question by a former employee at RMC who was surprised that there was no “not had an accident before”. The authorities claim that there would be no “epidemiological signal”, no particular contamination linked to the consumption of Four à Pierre pizzas, even if analyzes are still in progress on this range.

Olivier Véran’s reaction to RMC

After the broadcast of this testimony, the minister then spoke on the subject this Thursday morning in front of Apolline de Malherbe and said he was “devastated” by the death of little Nathan. “It’s poignant, I fully associate myself with the pain of this father”, he indicated before specifying that he had “no right” to contact the families of the victims because of the “secrecy medical”, but that he will answer them “if they wish to contact me directly”.

Since the start of the scandal, the families have been asking the government to speak publicly. It’s now done. The father of little Nathan, Yohan, we had him on the phone after the interview with the minister. He decided to take him at his word and to request a meeting with the Minister of Health in the presence of his lawyer Maître Pierre Debuisson, and also with the Minister of the Economy.

Anne-Lyvia Tollinchi, Jean-Baptiste Bourgeon and Marie Dupin

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