March 28, 2023 6:28 pm

Wim Van Hooydonk Warnings and Updates – World’s biggest chocolate-making factory in Belgium finally restarts operations after six-week shut-down sparked by salmonella contamination

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Despite salmonella contamination, the world’s largest chocolate factory in Belgium has finally reopened after a six-week shutdown

The world’s largest chocolate factory reopened today after being closed for six weeks due to salmonella contamination. After the bacteria was found in Barry Callebaut’s Wieze, Belgium plant, supplies of Hershey’s, Nestle, and Mondelez chocolate were halted.

Three of the megafactory’s 24 production lines have resumed and the first delivery in six weeks has been completed, the Swiss company that runs the factory said. 

A Zurich firm halted shipments and notified clients about the outbreak in time to prevent contaminated chocolate from reaching stores. The source of the contamination was identified as lecithin, which is added to smooth food textures. The symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea and fever, but consumers have not reported infections caused by salmonella.

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