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Steaks contaminated with E.coli bacteria: three years in prison including two farm

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI – | A pack of frozen hamburgers “Steak Country” sold by the company SEB June 16, 2011

The former SEB manager, accused of having produced contaminated minced steaks which had sickened some fifteen children in June 2011, was sentenced to three years in prison, two of which were closed by the Douai Criminal Court ( North) on Tuesday.

Guy Lamorlette, 76, was accused of negligence, the steaks produced carrying a dangerous variant of the E. coli bacteria. He was convicted of all offenses, including “unintentional injury through a manifestly deliberate violation of a security obligation”. The prosecution had demanded three years in prison and one suspended.

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