A boy who was left paralysed after eating a contaminated hamburger bought from Lidl has died eight years after the intoxication.
Ten-year-old Nolan Moittie was admitted to intensive care on Saturday morning when his heart stopped, Le Parisien reported.
In June 2011, aged 23 months, he was one of around 15 children to fall ill in the Hauts-de-France after eating beef contaminated with E.Coli.
The boy was left paralysed for life - unable to walk, talk or eat - and with a mental disability after developing neurological sequelae, a condition which results from a previous disease.
The other affected children developed haemolytic and uremic syndromes (HUS), which are likely to disrupt the functioning of their kidneys for life.
After eight years of suffering from the consequences of eating the burger, Nolan died in hospital on Saturday after medics failed to revive him.
Florence Rault, the family's lawyer, said the boy had suffered a "real ordeal since the accident".
In 2017, Douai Criminal Court tried the leaders of Seb-Cerf, which marketed frozen steaks under the Steak Country brand.
The Saint-Dizier-based company's former boss, Guy Lamorlette, was sentenced in 2017 to three years in prison for failing to carry out checks on the meat.
He was also banned from any industrial or commercial activity and ordered to pay damages to the victims.
At a hearing in February earlier this year, the 78-year-old tried to blame his former quality manager, Laurent Appere, who died a few days before the deliberations of the first trial.
According to his lawyer, Lamorlette is "very seriously" considering an appeal.
"We do not want to remove the victim status of all these children and their parents, it is simply a legal debate on the responsibility of Mr Lamorlette," the lawyer told AFP news agency.
Nolan's family lawyer, Ms Rault, said: "I hope that the person responsible for this tragedy will have the decency to withdraw his appeal on points of law.
"At the first trial, he did not even want to watch Nolan, now he must serve his sentence and Nolan's parents must be able to be compensated and mourn."