Dow Jones Newswire reported that French supermarket chain Leclerc is recalling several batches of frozen hamburgers, after 16 children and two adults were taken to hospital with E. coli food poisoning.
11 children suffering from hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause kidney failure. The remaining five children and two adults are suffering from acute gastroenteritis with bloody diarrhea.
Leclerc is urging customers to return hamburgers sold under the “Chantegril” label after it was confirmed that three batches were contaminated with Escherichia coli.