Salmonella contamination linked to Belgian chocolate factory
62 people have been infected with Salmonella after consuming Kinder chocolate products made at the Ferrero factory in Arlon, Belgium.
The Xinhua news agency quoted the FASFC as saying that the investigation by the FASFC, the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Salmonella, the Belgian Agency for Quality of Life (AViQ) and the Joint Community Committee GGC) Brussels implemented.
‘The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has previously reported confirmed cases of Salmonella in Europe and the UK linked to the Ferrero plant in Arlon.’
The statement added that there was no significant increase in the number of infections.
In April, the FASFC decided to withdraw the factory’s permission to continue operating and remind consumers to return all Kinder products made in that factory.
At the end of last week, Ferrero officially submitted a new authorization request to the FASFC.
If the FASFC’s assessment is found to be favorable, an interim authorization will be granted.