Ferrero requests new production authorization after salmonella scandal

On Wednesday afternoon, the Ferrero plant in Arlon applied for a new production permit. This is according to the Federal Agency for Food Chain Safety (FAVV). After many cases of salmonella were reported globally after consuming the company’s chocolate products, the facility was forced to close on April 8.

The FASFC has now been given thirty days to respond to the request. “Our specialists will visit Arlon next week to analyze in detail the documentation and procedures contained in Ferrero’s restart plan,” Hélène Bonte, a spokeswoman, said. In the best-case situation, a three-month conditional and provisional license for production can be granted. The FASFC notes that this is not a subject of marketing authorisation.

Cleaning work at the plant began this week in preparation for a reopening. Two-thirds of permanent employees will be called back to work alongside 200 skilled external partners. On Monday, management also assured that wages will be paid until the end of May.

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