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We are delighted to announce the publication of the case study entitled “The story of a food safety scandal in a European multinational food company,” which has been prepared by Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi.

The video recording of the case study as well as the slides used during the presentation and a list of additional relevant sources are accessible at the following address:

It is part of a series of eight case studies focused on occurrences of corporate misconduct, which were presented during the event “Corporations, Governance, and Crime” that was held on the 17th of November 2022.

This hybrid international roundtable (in-person and online) was focused on corporate governance failures and irresponsible business practices. It was organized by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Costantino Grasso - Associate Professor in Law at Manchester Law School, in cooperation with the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was included in the teaching activities of the Master of Laws course in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at Manchester Law School.

The event was is driven by the ambition of casting light on some of the most burning issues affecting the corporate world through a series of brief but highly topical case studies. In particular, a series of terrific guests focused on eight select corporate scandals, which covered issues spanning several countries and different industrial sectors including the food, leisure, extractive, and financial industry. The event also focused on a recent UK judicial decision that represents a matter of concern in the area of whistleblowing and corporate compliance and audit systems.

In this case study, Dr. Motarjemi explains how, although in theory a set of three lines of defense should work in the food industry, multiple failures may cause accidents. She then analyses a series of corporate governance and safety standards failures that were experienced at #Nestlé with a special focus on the pizza Buitoni contamination that occurred in 2022.


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