Salmonella Bacteria Found In Belgian Chocolate Plant, World

Salmonella found in the world’s largest Belgian chocolate factory

The Salmonella fungus was found in the town of Wieze, Belgium, at the world’s largest chocolate factory run by the Swiss giant Barry Callebaut, the company said Thursday.

A spokesman for one company told AFP that production had been shut down at a factory that produces liquid chocolate in wholesale batches for 73 customers who manufacture confectionery.

“All products manufactured after testing have been blocked,” said spokesman Korneel Warlop.

“Barry Callebaut is currently contacting all customers who may have received contaminated products. Chocolate production at Weese remains suspended until further notice.”

He said most of the products found to be contaminated were still on the scene.