Cadbury fined $2m over salmonella case
London, July 16, 2007
Cadbury Schweppes, the world's largest confectionery group, was fined 1 million pounds ($2 million) on Monday by a UK court for selling unsafe chocolate in Britain and Ireland during 2006 in a salmonella-related health scare.
Cadbury, which makes Dairy Milk chocolate, had already pleaded guilty after being prosecuted by both Birmingham City Council and a neighbouring council in Herefordshire, and the sentencing of both cases was brought together.
Officials from Birmingham City Council confirmed the fine.
In June 2006, Cadbury admitted to the salmonella problem at one of its UK plants, and said it was recalling more than one million chocolate bars in the UK and Irish markets because they could contain minute traces of salmonella. - Reuters