Larkin Lesley, Pardos de la Gandara Maria, Hoban Ann, Pulford Caisey, Jourdan-Da Silva Nathalie, de Valk Henriette, Browning Lynda, Falkenhorst Gerhard, Simon Sandra, Lachmann Raskit, Dryselius Rikard, Karamehmedovic Nadja, Börjesson Stefan, van Cauteren Dieter, Laisnez Valeska, Mattheus Wesley, Pijnacker Roan, van den Beld Maaike, Mossong Joël, Ragimbeau Catherine, Vergison Anne, Thorstensen Brandal Lin, Lange Heidi, Garvey Patricia, Nielsen Charlotte Salgaard, Herrera León Silvia, Varela Carmen, Chattaway Marie, Weill François-Xavier, Brown Derek, McKeown Paul.
February to April 2022. Euro Surveillance. 2022;27(15). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.15.2200314
An extensive multi-country outbreak of multidrug-resistant monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium infection in 10 countries with 150 reported cases, predominantly affecting young children, has been linked to chocolate products produced by a large multinational company. Extensive withdrawals and recalls of multiple product lines have been undertaken. With Easter approaching, widespread product distribution and the vulnerability of the affected population, early and effective real-time sharing of microbiological and epidemiological information has been of critical importance in effectively managing this serious food-borne incident.