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Kinder products recalled by Ferrero for suspected presence of salmonella

Ferrero advises contacting its consumer assistance team on 08 00 65 36 53 and contact.fr@ferrero.com.

Ferrero recalls certain batches of Kinder chocolate products manufactured in Belgium in France due to a link “potential” with cases of salmonellosis, explained, Monday, April 4, the Italian group, which ensures “collaborate[r] with the public authorities”. In a press release published Tuesday morning, the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) said that 21 cases of salmonellosis had been reported in the territory. “Eight of them were hospitalized and have all returned home. The median age of cases is 4 years. detail the authorities.

The recall from Ferrero France, two weeks before Easter, covers the equivalent of hundreds of tons of chocolate, said a spokeswoman.

Are concerned :

  • from Kinder Surprise 20 grams (by one, by three, by four and by six) and 100 grams with expiry dates between the end of June 2022 and the end of October 2022;
  • from Kinder Schoko-Vouchers with expiry dates between the end of April and the end of August 2022;
  • from Kinder Mini Eggs with expiry dates between the end of April and the end of August;
  • from Kinder Happy Moments, KinderMix : 193 grams, Basket 150 grams, Stuffed toy 133 grams, Bucket 198 grams, with expiry dates at the end of August 2022.

Ferrero advises not to consume the product, to keep it and to contact its consumer assistance team, to request a refund, on 08 00 65 36 53 or at contact.fr@ferrero.com.

Food poisoning caused by salmonella results in gastrointestinal disorders often accompanied by fever within 48 hours of consuming the contaminated products. These symptoms may be aggravated in young children, immunocompromised subjects, pregnant women and the elderly. People who have consumed the products mentioned above and who present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor without delay by informing him of this consumption.

In Belgium, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA) on Monday called on consumers not to consume these products. “following a series of outbreaks of salmonella declared in several Member States [européens] ». However, no cases have been confirmed in the country.

On Saturday, British authorities reported a recall for the same reason.

The World with AFP

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