Of the number of Salmonella infections reported in Belgium, 29 have so far been associated with Arlon’s Ferrero plant, announced by the Belgian food safety agency FASFC.
The Ardennes site produces Kinder Surprise, one of the most popular chocolate products for children.
A federal agency for food chain safety has also discovered about 20 additional pollutions that have occurred in Belgium in recent months, which we believe is suspicious, Belg reports.
“Detailed genetic analysis of stool samples conducted by Sciensano and patient surveys introduced by the community should provide an answer to the question of whether these cases are actually associated with Arllon’s Ferrero,” FASFC said. Pointed out.
To date, more than 100 cases of salmonellosis associated with the Belgian site of the Italian chocolate company Ferrero have been reported in several European countries. Their origin has been confirmed by DNA analysis and patient questionnaires.
Further investigation of other suspicious cases is underway in these countries. Focuses on children under the age of 10 who have consumed the product.
The The most common symptoms of Salmonella infection There are diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and vomiting.
Currently, all production at the Arllon plant has been discontinued, and all Kinder products manufactured from June to the present have been recalled.
Photo: (c) Belga / Laurie Dieffembacq
https://www.thebulletin.be/salmonella-kinder-products-29-infections-connected-ferrero-arlon-belgium Salmonella in Kinder Products: 29 Infectious Diseases Related to Ferrero Arlon in Belgium