Author Archives: Chrissy Esposito


Key Facts Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans, the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree in the Malvaceae plant family. Between 2000 and 2020, at least 5 chocolate-associated outbreaks were reported to CDC’s National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS), causing 95 illnesses, 3 hospitalizations, and no deaths. Most outbreaks in chocolate have resulted Read more