The number of Salmonella cases in England has returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and 11 outbreaks were reported in 2022.

Salmonella Enteritidis went back to being the most frequently reported serovar and Salmonella Typhimurium infections also increased, said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

In 2022, there were 8,125 Salmonella

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Researchers have looked into the number of and factors behind Salmonella outbreaks linked to chocolate products in recent decades.

No predominant Salmonella serotype was identified, according to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal study.

Researchers performed a systematic review of three databases. Eligible articles were published after 1970, describing outbreaks

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned people not to eat Caligold chocolate following reports of illness.

The 70 percent dark chocolate bars were sold at Mansfield Market in Nottinghamshire, England. FSA and other authorities are trying to find out whether the product has a wider distribution.  

Police referred the

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With Valentine’s Day on its way, thoughts are turning to love . . . and chocolate.

For many, dark chocolate is the chocolate of choice, and those who prefer dark chocolate will quickly tell you it’s healthier than milk chocolate. Why? Because studies suggest that its rich supply of antioxidants

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