© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Products of chocolate and cocoa product manufacturer Barry Callebaut are displayed during the company’s annual press conference in Zurich, Switzerland November 8, 2017. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann
BERLIN (Reuters) – Barry Callebaut said it will restart its first chocolate production line in early August at its factory in Wieze, Belgium, following a salmonella outbreak at the site.
The Belgian-Swiss chocolate maker reports that “cleaning of chocolate lines affected by salmonella-positive lecithin infestation in their factory in Wieze, Belgium, is progressing well.” “.
Barry Callebaut has halted production at the plant, which is said to be the world’s largest chocolate factory, after salmonella was discovered in a production batch in late June. It said no tainted chocolate was produced for retail consumers.