Ferrero: Belgian factory affected by salmonella for the second time

17-Jul-2023 - Belgium
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Due to a salmonella finding, chocolate maker Ferrero has partially halted production at its plant in Arlon, Belgium. No end product tested positive, the Frankfurt-based company told Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Friday. It said it had nevertheless informed the relevant authority that salmonella had been found "and shut down part of the production line." It is already the second outbreak of salmonella in the Belgian factory.

According to Ferrero, there is no impact on current employment at the plant. According to the statement, every step will now be taken in cooperation with the Belgian food authority.

Last spring, surprise eggs and other Ferrero products had already been recalled in several countries - including Germany - after an accumulation of salmonella cases was detected. The UK was a hotspot, with 128 cases.

At the time, the cause turned out to be contamination at the Belgian chocolate factory. In September 2022, Ferrero had received final approval to keep the Arlon plant open. (dpa)

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