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Salmonella found in chocolate

BBC News reported recently that Fox’s Confectionery had discovered Salmonella in its Leicester chocolate plant.  According to the BBC report, the plant has not been open since October 15, but plans to reopen soon.  Also included in the report was the following:

Chocolate Salmonella InfosheetFox’s said the contamination was most likely to have come from a batch of Brazil nuts at its Leicester plant.

The contamination was first discovered two weeks ago, but none of the affected products were released. The plant could start production again on Thursday.

The contaminated nuts – used to make the firm’s Just Brazils product range – were found during routine testing.

This week’s Food Safety Infosheet from the International Food Safety Network provides information regarding a number of recent chocolate recalls due to Salmonella contamination.