Production of Liquid Chocolatn in the world’s biggest chocolate plant that’s run by Swiss giant Barry Callebaut has been halted after Salmonella bacteria were found.

A spokesperson in the Belgian town of Wieze shared that production of Liquid chocolate in wholesale batches for 73 client-making confectioneries was abruptly halted because of this.

All products manufactured since the test have been blocked,” spokesman Korneel Warlop said.

“Barry Callebaut is currently contacting all customers who may have received contaminated products. Chocolate production in Wieze remains suspended until further notice.”

Most of the products discovered to be contaminated are still on the site, he said.

The firm has contacted all its clients and forbade them from shipping any products they have made with chocolate since June 25 at the Wieze plant, which is in Flanders, northwest of Brussels.

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Belgium’s food safety agency AFSCA has been informed and a spokesman told AFP it had opened an investigation.

The Wezie plant does not directly sell its chocolates to the customers and the firm believes that the contaminated product has not reached the shop shelves. 

The whole chaos started after a case of chocolates contaminated with salmonella was found in the Ferrero factory in Arlon, located in southern Belgium. 

Belgian health authorities announced on June 17 that they had given the green light to restart the Italian giant’s factory for a three-month test period.

Swiss group Barry Callebaut supplies cocoa and chocolate products to many companies in the food industry, including industry giants such as Hershey, Mondelez, Nestle and Unilever.

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