salmonella In the chocolateThe immediate cessation of production at what is considered the largest factory in the world, capable of selling 2.2 million tons of chocolate in a year: is a product chocolate belgian swiss Barry Callebaughwhich employs more than 13,000 people in more than 60 manufacturing sites around the world, to confirm that it has closed its operations in wizzin the north Belgiumafter discovering the existence of salmonella bacteria in some of its products.
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Salmonella in chocolate: contamination
to cause radioactive contaminationAccording to the information provided by the company, it could have been lecithinespecially present in yolk It was obtained mainly from soybeanIt is used as an emulsifier, antioxidant, stabilizer and cleaning agent in the food industry.
Production stopped from June 25
So all chocolate bars produced since June 25 have been banned and factories have been temporarily halted pending investigations.
Most of the contaminated products detected are still on the company’s website
Belgian-Swiss chocolate factory Barry Callebaut mass-produces liquid chocolate for 73 customers, such as Hershey, Mondelez, Nestlé and Unilever.
Meanwhile, Barry Callebaut, which has most of the contaminated products still for sale on the site, called shippers to ask them not to deliver any products. “All chocolates were produced and found to be contaminated after testing was banned“confirmed a spokesman for the Belgian-Swiss company, Korneel Warlop. “Barry Callebaut contacts any customers who may have received contaminated products. Chocolate production in Wieze remains suspended until further notice“.
The company said in a statement that it does not sell its products directly to consumers.
The Belgian Food Safety Agency reported the incident and opened an investigation.
What causes salmonella
Currently, no cases of salmonella infection have been reported among consumers, the disease it causes Diarrhea And the Fever.