Chocolate products made by a company in its Belgium establishment have been identified as the source of a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella, say EFSA and ECDC in a Rapid Outbreak Assessment.

As of 8 April 2022, 150 confirmed and probable cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported in nine EU/EEA countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden) and the UK – with the first one occurring on 21 December 2021 in the UK. Infections have mainly occurred among children under 10 years old.


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