Salmonella in Ferrero: 119 confirmed cases linked to the Arlon plant

As of April 8, 119 cases of salmonella in the European Union and the United Kingdom have been linked to an outbreak at the Ferrero factory in Arlon. This has been reported by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Last week, there were still 105 confirmed cases of salmonella.

Health authorities said an outbreak linked to Ferrero chocolate products produced at the Arlon factory is spreading rapidly across Europe. The first case was discovered in the UK on January 7, and infections have been detected in several countries since February 17.

A total of 150 salmonella infections are believed to be linked to the outbreak, of which 119 have already been confirmed. Exactly 31 other infections, including 26 in our country, likely also have an association with the plant and are being investigated further.

Most infections were recorded in the United Kingdom (65), France (25) and Ireland (15). In addition, health agencies have also reported confirmed infections in Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. In addition, a number of suspected cases are also being investigated in our country, Spain and Germany.

Health agencies are calling for further investigations into the Arlon plant.

The cause of the salmonella outbreak at the Ferrero factory in Arlon was the filtering of two tanks for raw materials. The contamination was discovered immediately on December 15. On April 8, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) decided to withdraw the license for the Ferrero plant. In addition, stores were required to remove all factory-produced Kinder products from their shelves.

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Health authorities said an outbreak linked to Ferrero chocolate products produced at the Arlon factory is spreading rapidly across Europe. The first case was discovered in the UK on January 7, and infections have been detected in several countries since February 17. A total of 150 salmonella infections are believed to be linked to the outbreak, of which 119 have already been confirmed. Exactly 31 other infections, including 26 in our country, likely also have an association with the plant and are being investigated further. Most infections were recorded in the United Kingdom (65), France (25) and Ireland (15). In addition, health agencies have also reported confirmed infections in Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. In addition, a number of suspected cases are also being investigated in our country, Spain and Germany. Health agencies are calling for further investigations into the Arlon plant. The cause of the salmonella outbreak at the Ferrero factory in Arlon was the filtering of two tanks for raw materials. The contamination was discovered immediately on December 15. On April 8, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) decided to withdraw the license for the Ferrero plant. In addition, stores were required to remove all factory-produced Kinder products from their shelves.

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