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Food Safety Network Blog

Friday, July 07, 2006

Cadbury Update

This is turning out to be quite the story of an outbreak

We've got:

Three ill (including a child and a baby) in hospital -- potentially linked to the recall

The pulling of sponsorship to the loved Coronation St. as they felt it wasn't appropriate

The chance of kids going through piles of chocolate bars a la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Five months lag in a recall, and a potential cover-upgoing back to 2002

And now the UK Food Safety Authority puts out a press release referring to the indpendant Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) views on Cadbury's risk management -- And they say this: "Cadbury’s risk assessment does not address the risk of salmonella in chocolate in a way which the ACMSF would regard as a modern approach to risk assessment."

Yeah probably not -- It appears that there wasn't much risk analysis work going on at Cadbury's with respect to the potential of Salmonella entering their chocolate products.