The Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has shut down its manufacturing within the Belgian city of Wieze — which it says is the largest chocolate manufacturing unit on the earth — over circumstances of salmonella meals poisoning.
The manufacturing unit knowledgeable the Belgian meals authorities and is now contacting all its clients, Korneel Warlop, a spokesperson for Barry Callebaut advised POLITICO. These clients are different corporations who course of the chocolate for shopper merchandise.
At this level, it is unclear whether or not among the contaminated chocolate has truly reached shoppers, Warlop stated. “Up to now it is wanting good, however the mapping continues to be work in progress.”
Barry Callebaut is the biggest chocolate producer on the earth, which it provides to corporations and types who produce their very own shopper merchandise. 1 / 4 of Callebaut’s manufacturing is made in Belgium, which makes the manufacturing unit in Wieze by far the biggest chocolate manufacturing unit on the earth, Warlop stated.
Barry Callebaut’s open communication stands in distinction with the best way Ferrero dealt with an identical incident in April this 12 months. Ferrero additionally shut down a Belgium-based chocolate manufacturing unit over salmonella, however performed down the dangers and likewise declined to remark to the media concerning the circumstances. The manufacturing unit was ultimately reopened mid-June.