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Founded1827; 195 years ago (1827)
ProductsPasta, ready-made sauces, bakery products

Buitoni (Italian pronunciation: [buiˈtoːni][1]) is an Italian food company based in Sansepolcro. It was founded in 1827. They are known for their factory-produced products of pasta and sauces.[2]

In 1985, the Buitoni family sold the company to Carlo De Benedetti; in 1988, it was acquired by Nestlé.[3][4] In 2017, Nestlé began a brand reorganization and licensed a variety of Buitoni frozen ready meals in Italy to Frosta AG of Bremerhaven, Germany.[5]


A container of Buitoni pesto

Buitoni produces a range of pasta and sauces.[6] The company exports products to about 50 countries and offers private-label production services. Casa Buitoni is located up in the hills of Tuscany along with the fields of tomatoes, wheat, vegetables, herbs, and olives. It was the house of Giulia's grandson, Giuseppe, and it now serves as a company product development center. Buitoni products are created and sampled in the casa, which includes a test kitchen, demonstration workshop and communications center. [7]

Team at Buitoni[edit]

As of 2013, the key staff members included:[8]

  • Enrico Braganti-Head of Casa Buitoni
  • Valentina Cecconi-Nutritionist
  • Marco Donnini-Experimental Kitchen head Chef

2013 meat adulteration scandal[edit]

In February 2013, traces of horse meat were detected in Buitoni products in Spain and Italy as a result of the 2013 meat adulteration scandal, and had to be withdrawn.[9]


  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Buitoni". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Our Products". Buitoni. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ Buitoni Uses Dough From Pasta, Sauce to Make Beautiful Music
  4. ^ De Benedetti Is Selling Buitoni Pasta to Nestle
  5. ^ Wimmer, Veronika (2017-07-03). "Market News - FRoSTA took over brands from Nestlé Italy (EN)". AGROLAB GROUP (in German). Archived from the original on 2018-09-07. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  6. ^ "Buitoni Products". Nestle Buitoni.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Casa Buitoni". Buitoni. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Meet Key Members". Buitoni. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2017-06-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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