milk 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