Friday, July 7, 2006
Here’s the follow-up on the previous stories about health and safety of various chocolate products:
The Mars factory in Oak Brook, Il reopened on July 4th after passing another inspection.
Um, yeah, I wasn’t worried about the stoppage impacting the quality ... it was the mouse turds I was concerned with.
See story here.
The more recent news out of the UK over the Cadbury Salmonella montevideo contamination is more complex. More testing is being performed on recalled items as well as products that were not included in the initial recall and the Freddo bar has been deemed safe.
But other reports are mentioning that Cadbury may have sold some of the raw product to other manufacturers (not uncommon as there are very few actual chocolate factories in the world). Cadbury has agreed to a complete cleaning of their facility and production line ... which I find surprising that they haven’t already done that. What’s more, once the crumb is used in other manufacturing elsewhere, it could contaminate other production lines.
It seems the one lesson Cadbury has learned is that they need to improve their testing. They did update their recall list and took some of the Freddos (but not all) off but added the Dairy Milk Mint 250 g bar. See article here.
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