chocolate

Chocolate

Key Facts Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans, the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree in the Malvaceae plant family. Between 1998 and 2018, at least 55 chocolate-associated outbreaks were reported to CDC’s National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS), causing 1,054 illnesses, 26 hospitalizations, and no deaths. Most outbreaks in chocolate have resulted from added ingredients Read more