an outbreak of salmonella in Europe. The ‘mistake’ lies in the products chocolate that particularly affects children under the age of ten: now the number of cases has reached 150, which have been discovered in several European countries. According to the Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), the bodies responsible for food safety and disease prevention and control, the annual average is 91,000 cases on the Old Continent. The countries concerned are FFrance, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Belgiumwhere is she Ferrero I ordered the suspension of the Arlon plant as a precaution. Not Italy, where the confectionery giant continues to produce pounds Easter eggs Kinder GranSorpresa. According to what was reconstructed by the European Financial Supervisory Authority and ECDC, in December 2021, a strain of salmonella was discovered in a milk tank at the Belgian factory. Hygienic measures and increased sampling, product testing and processing environment have been adopted. After new negative bacterial tests, the production and distribution of products continued.
Salmonella, Ferrero stops factory in Belgium but reassures Easter eggs: ‘They are safe, produced in Alba’
Ferrero case (not mentioned in the report)
But in late March, after sequencing data became available, scientists linked the human cases to the plant in Belgium using advanced molecular classification techniques. As of April 2, public health reporting has been initiated by the relevant national authorities. Ferrero, which the European Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) did not mention in their report, provided a voluntary summons of specific products and batches in different countries. On April 8, 2022, after official controls, the Belgium Food Safety Authority withdrew the production license.
The company then recalled all products that left the Belgian factory, regardless of batch number or expiration date, while the Belgian judiciary began Investigation. The EFSA-Ecdc report notes that “the outbreak is evolving, and children have so far been most at risk of serious infection among the reported cases,” underlining how “refunds and withdrawals launched worldwide will reduce the risk of an More infections. Infections.” Experts EFSA and ECDC, with whom Ferrero continues to work, say further investigations are needed to determine the root cause, time and potential factors behind the contamination, including assessment of the potential wider use of contaminated raw materials in other processing plants.
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