Sunday, July 9, 2006

Cadbury May Face Charges

Cadbury may face formal charges in reference to the Salmonella montevideo contamination of their chocolate. Either the FSA (Food Safety Authority) or one of the municipalities that cover the factory of Cadbury may charge them for knowingly distributing food products unfit for human consumption.

Even though they recalled the offending product, Cadbury has been criticized for unsafe practices, including distributing their chocolate crumb to other factories for use before testing showed the it was safe, possibly leading to contamination of other factory products.

In the mean time the factory in question is being closed and completely cleaned, which may take months.

Cadbury’s sales are off since the recall notice. Nearly four times as many Salmonella montevideo infections were confirmed in the period that the contaminated bars were on the market than in previous periods.

Full story.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     News

  1. WOW!!!! (: (: I totally loved your blog on the Cadbury Scandal…I’ve been reading up on it Lately an it just totally has been intriguing me!!! I’m so glad that someone shares the same interests and passion for candy as I do!!! Thanks again!! Stay Sweet!(:
    Jelly (and yes that is my real name!! my parents were avid candy enthusiasts!! Oh…yeah and they worked for the jelly belly candy factory!HAHAHA)

    Comment by Jelly Bean on 7/28/06 at 5:47 pm #
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