The Ferrero scandal continues - raids on several brand factories

Ahead of Easter 2022, candy maker Ferrero has undergone a massive recall. The reason: salmonella. The investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Dortmund – of all things On Easter, Ferrero had to recall a number of its products this year. A long list of items, including Easter items, were suspected to be contaminated with salmonella. There may be no end in sight to the scandal. as such RUHR24 It reported that Ferrero’s documents and computers had been confiscated as part of an investigation.

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Ferrero’s withdrawal has other consequences: raids in Belgium and Luxembourg

How did the spread of salmonella appear in the headquarters of Ferrero? And did the well-known candy manufacturer properly and timely inform customers and the authorities about the potential health risks? Investigations into these and other questions are still ongoing.

Meanwhile, officers from the Criminal Police and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) in Belgium and Luxembourg searched offices and corporate premises in Ferrero. Among other things, the Ferrero factory in Arlon, which was closed due to the scandal, and a seat in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was searched. According to the Belgian Public Prosecutor’s Office, documents and computers were confiscated, among other things.

XXL recall in Ferrero: investigations into the salmonella scandal are still ongoing

The current investigation aims to clarify whether Ferrero has violated legal provisions relating to food safety and hygiene or the obligation to report traceability in the food chain.

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Furthermore, the allegation of bodily harm resulting from negligence and failure to provide assistance, which was made in the Lebensmittelzeitung report, should be clarified. due to the outbreak of salmonella in Giant confectionery companies have sickened at least 260 consumers. The number of unreported cases is not known.

A number of products were affected by Ferrero’s recall.

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Salmonella caused Ferrero to recall XXL

As early as December 2021, Salmonella Typhimurium bacteria were detected in a milk tank at the Arlon plant. According to Ferrero, it then implemented hygiene measures and increased product testing.

In April, Ferrero was forced to close the plant by official orders. All Arlon products have been affected by block pull. The factory was actually supposed to reopen in mid-June, but the date has since been pushed back.

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