January 2006

Cadbury discovers leak at its Marlbrook plant

February 2006

Cadbury discovers evidence of contamination and sends samples to HPA-run lab

June 2006

HPA officials investigate sharp rise in incidence of people suffering from salmonella - 45 cases in four months, compared with 12 last year

June 2006

HPA cross-checks anonymous sample records and informs the FSA

June 16

HPA alerts the FSA, which alerts the lab, which alerts Cadbury

June 19

Cadbury officially informs the FSA

June 23

The following products are recalled:

Dairy Milk Turkish 250g

Dairy Milk Caramel

Dairy Milk Mint bar

Dairy Milk 8 chunk

Dairy Milk 1kg bar

Dairy Milk Buttons Easter Egg 105g

10p Freddo bar