E. coli risk: MoPH recalls Buitoni's Fraîch'up pizzas from retail stores in Qatar
09 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
Qatar Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has recalled Nestlé-owned frozen pizza brand Buitoni's Fraîch'up pizzas from retail shops in Qatar due to a risk of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in them.
The MoPH urged citizens and residents not to consume any of the suspected types of pizza and to report to their health center if any symptoms related to food poisoning are suspected, such as fever or diarrhea.
The MoPH has taken precautionary measures against Buitoni Fraich Up frozen pizza due to the possibility of contamination of certain batches with Shiga toxin produced by E. coli, after the ministry received a notification from the European Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed in this regard.
On receiving the notification, MoPH contacted the supplier to withdraw the suspected items from the markets and samples were taken for laboratory analysis.
As part of additional precautionary measures, it has been circulated to outlets not to release any consignment of suspected pizza unless samples have been taken and its safety and suitability for human consumption has been proven.