Affected baby products (list)

Surprise eggs from Ferrero: After a salmonella outbreak in a factory in Belgium, the Italian confectionery group assumes that spring will be worse than usual in financial terms. Photo: dpa / Monika Skolimowska


Because of salmonella cases in several countries, Ferrero has to close a factory in Belgium right now – in the middle of the Easter business. You can see which “nice” products are currently affected by the recall in our list.

According to the European Union authorities, the spread of salmonella in chocolate products from the Italian confectionery group Ferrero may be associated with the processing of yoghurt at the affected factory in Belgium.

During examinations for the plant operator in Arlon, salmonella typhimurium bacteria were discovered in a milk tank in December 2021, according to the European Union health authority ECDC. The company implemented hygiene measures and increased sampling, product testing and processing environment. After negative salmonella tests, chocolate products were sold throughout Europe and all over the world.

Recall – what consumers can do

All manufactured and shipped Kinder chocolate products have been recalled from Arlon. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.

According to the Consumer Advice Center in Hamburg, affected products can be returned to many supermarket chains without a receipt. Purchase price is refundable.

However, not every Ferrero product is indicated “for children”. Among other things, children’s chocolates and children’s bars are not on the recall list.



You can find more information on the website Lebensmittelwarnung.de (here you can view the information as a PDF file) and on the website of the manufacturer Ferrero.

You can find out which products in Germany are currently affected by the recall here:

  • 3 surprise packs for kids (3 x 20g) classic egg (Batch number: EAN VB: 4008400240329)
    • Best Before History: All
  • K Surprise 3 AMAC (3 x 20 g) pink egg (EAN VB: 4008400480329)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Chocolate candy for kids 125g, 200g, 300g, 200g + 25g free, 300g + 50g free, 350g, 500g (EAN VB: 5413548280189/5413548283128/4008400621722/4008400280127/4008400621920/8000500269633/5413548015552)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Bones White Chocolate 200g (EAN VB: 8000500289877)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic I me 100g (EAN VB: 4008400231327)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg 100g (EAN VB: 4008400230825)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Mini Eggs Ha hazelnut 100g (EAN VB: 8000500196809)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Mini Cocoa Eggs 100g (EAN PO: 8000500361207)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Mini Kinder Chocolate Eggs 100g (EAN PO: 8000500234303)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Mix Colorful Mix 132g (EAN PO: 4008400313221)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Mix basket for children 86g (EAN PO: 8000500350911)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Mix bag for kidse 193g (EAN VB: 8000500371466)
    • Best Before History: All
  • happy kids mItems 162g (EAN PO: 8000500284391)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Happy Moments for Kids Mini Mix Greetings Edition 162g (EAN VB: 8000500284391)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Smurf Eggs 100g (EAN PO: 8000500269008)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Mini Egg Mix 250g (EAN PO: 8000500295168)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Maxi Mix Plush Kids 133g (EAN PO: 4008400271323)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise 4 Pack (4 x 20g) (EAN VB: 4008400240527)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Christmas Eggs 100g (EAN PO: 4008400230726)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Big Christmas 100g (EAN VB: 4008400231723)
    • Best Before History: All
  • mix kids shoes 219 grams (EAN PO: 8000500371435)
    • Best Before History: All
  • kids gift bag mix 193g (EAN PO: 8000500370551)
    • Best Before History: All
  • Maxi Mix Plush Kids 133g (EAN VB: 4008400270326
    • Best Before History: All
  • Mixed desk advent calendar for kids 127g (EAN PO: 8000500242131)
    • Best Before History: All
  • kids gift bag mix 194g (EAN PO: 8000500390160)
    • Best Before History: All

Call again after five months

As early as December 15, the company learned of a case of salmonella at the plant in Arlon, Belgium, according to a statement from Ferrero France in Luxembourg.

Accordingly, salmonella was found there in a sieve at the exit of two tanks for raw materials. Then the products made from it were discontinued. Ferrero said the filter has been replaced and controls for work in progress and finished products have been increased.

The Italian company remains ambiguous about the reasons for the month-long gap between the discovery of the Salmonella case in Arlon and the recalls in April: “internal inefficiencies” ensured that “delays occurred in recoveries and in the exchange of information”. Therefore, investigations into the case were not conducted as quickly and effectively as necessary, the statement said.

Now the attorney general is investigating against the company.

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