Ferrero’s recall begs the question for customers which “nice” products they can still eat. The so-called EAN token provides the information.
Cologne – The Ferrero Salmonella scandal is worrying customers across Germany. What Ferrero or “kinder” products can I still take without hesitation? What commodities are at risk of contracting salmonella? And above all: How do I know if the products I have purchased are dangerous to my health? To find out, just look at the so-called EAN number, which can be found on the packaging directly under the barcode.
|office manager office manager||Alba, Italy|
|Number of Employees||38767 (2021)|
|Sales volume||12.7 billion euros (2021)|
|Sales countries||more than 170|
|Executive Director||Labo Civility (September 1, 2017–)|
Ferrero recall: Salmonella dangers – how to identify affected products
EAN code – what is it, what does it represent, and where can I find it?
EAN stands for European Article Number. The corresponding EAN code consists of eight to 13 digits. If read correctly, it provides information about the source of the goods, the company that made them, the date they were produced, etc. Consumers can find the EAN code directly below the bar code on the merchandise package.
Ferrero has released a list of products affected by the recall, along with their EAN numbers. For example, if you still have products from the “cuteest” group at home from Easter, like chocolate bonbons or surprise eggs, you can compare the numbers with a quick look at the barcode and see if the sweets are affected by Reconnect. The very popular children’s chocolate is also unaffected. The following products have been recalled by Ferrero and should not be taken back to the supermarket:
We remind Ferrero: DO NOT CONSUME THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS – Affected Chocolate Candies and Surprise Eggs
|Kinder Surprise 3er Pack (3x 20g) Classic Egg||4008400240329||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Pack of 3 (3x 20g) Pink Egg||4008400480329||All MHD|
|Children’s chocolate candy 125 g||5413548280189||All MHD|
|Chocolate candy for children 200 g||5413548283128||All MHD|
|Chocolate candy for children 300 g||4008400621722||All MHD|
|Bones Kids Chocolate 200g + 25g Free||4008400280127||All MHD|
|Bones Chocolate for Kids 300 gm + 50 gm free||4008400621920||All MHD|
|Bones Chocolate for Kids 350 gm||8000500269633||All MHD|
|Children’s chocolate candy 500 gm||5413548015552||All MHD|
|Bones Kids White Chocolate 200gm||8000500289877||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Egg 100gm||4008400231327||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg 100gm||4008400230825||All MHD|
|Kinder mini eggs with hazelnut 100 gm||8000500196809||All MHD|
|Baby Cocoa Egg Mini 100gm||8000500361207||All MHD|
|Kinder mini kinder chocolate eggs 100 gm||8000500234303||All MHD|
|Kinder Mix Colored Mix 132 gm||4008400313221||All MHD|
|Mixed basket for children 86g||8000500350911||All MHD|
|Mixed bag for children 193 grams||8000500371466||All MHD|
|Happy Moments for Babies 162g||8000500284391||All MHD|
|Kinder Happy Moments Mini Mix – Greetings Edition 162g||8000500284391||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Maxi Smurf Egg 100gm||8000500269008||All MHD|
|Mini Mixed Baby Eggs 250gm||8000500295168||All MHD|
|Maxi Mix Plush For Kids 133gm||4008400271323||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise 4er Pack (4x20g)||4008400240527||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Christmas Egg 100g||4008400230726||All MHD|
|Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Christmas Egg 100gm||4008400231723||All MHD|
|Mix Kids Shoes 219 gm||8000500371435||All MHD|
|Mixed Baby Gift Bag 193gm||8000500370551||All MHD|
|Maxi Mix Plush For Kids 133gm||4008400270326||All MHD|
|Baby Advent Calendar Mix 127g||8000500242131||All MHD|
|K Mix Easter Gift Bag, 194gm||8000500390160||All MHD|
Incidentally, the Best Before (MHD) history does not play a role in Ferrero’s recall. As the company explained, the redemption has been extended to all pre-best dates. This means: If the EAN number from the table shown here matches a “nice” product purchased, you should definitely get your hands off it.
Ferrero recall: Consumer advice center criticizes information policy
Remember Ferrero: How do I know I have salmonella?
According to the Consumer Center, salmonella appears within a few days after having diarrhea and abdominal pain. Sometimes vomiting and mild fever can occur. However, symptoms usually go away on their own after a few days in otherwise healthy people. However, anyone who develops persistent or severe symptoms should see a doctor.
Recently, the Consumer Advisory Center also criticized Ferrero’s actions. Accordingly, it was “rude and irresponsible” that customers remained in ignorance about the danger of salmonella for a long time. The company is said to have been aware of the danger since the winter of 2021, but did not provide information about it until April 2022. As a result, there was a huge recall of Ferrero products from several German supermarkets, including Kaufland, Rewe, Globus, Edeka, Penny, Lidl or Aldi. (Moe) More news on the 24RHEIN homepage. Tip: Get informed daily about what’s happening at NRW – simply sign up for our free 24-hour newsletter.