FSA News Item, 6 July 2006
[Note – This is an extract of new material from the News Item. Most of the news item repeats material contained in the previous item - see 4 July 2006]
Representatives of Cadbury, the Food Standards Agency and Herefordshire Council met today. The meeting was constructive, focusing on action to address contamination at the Cadbury Marlbrook plant.
Cadbury has agreed to take remedial action to address issues identified at the plant, including comprehensive cleaning of the production lines.
Cadbury has told the Agency it is now operating a positive release system, with product only being released for onward distribution and use after it has tested negative for salmonella. Cadbury will increase its sampling and testing to levels that will provide a higher degree of reassurance that contamination would be picked up.
Details of some elements of the Marlbrook remedial action are still to be finalised. The FSA, local authorities and public health agencies are continuing their investigations into the contamination of Cadbury chocolate products with salmonella.
Salmonella can cause sickness and diarrhoea and the Agency is advising people not to eat any of the affected products listed below. If you have any of these products, you can return them to: Cadbury Recall, Freepost MID20061, Birmingham B30 2QZ for a voucher. For more details you can ring the Cadbury Schweppes helpline number on 0800 818181.