Salmonella risk: Ferrero extends baby product recall

As Easter approaches, Ferrero remembers all the surprises Kinder, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise Maxi and Chocolate Bons made at the Belgian factory in Arlon. Hundreds of salmonella infections are the cause of recall.

newFerrero is not only recalling products in Europe, but also in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Infection all over the world – and also in Germany

The background is a possible link to the salmonella outbreak. In mid-December 2021, salmonella was discovered in the area of ​​two raw materials tanks during internal checks at the Belgian factory. Further investigations showed that the salmonella that was discovered is genetically identical to salmonella from several cases of the disease in several European countries, including Germany.

Recall extended: What products were affected by Ferrero’s recall?

All products of the Belgian factory in Arlon are affected by the recall of products in Germany. Consumers must Avoid all baby products listed below, regardless of the date of the best pre (MHD). Originally, certain better dates were set before Ferrero’s summons, but the summons was expanded again:

  • Kinder Surprise Eggs (Pack of Three, 3 x 20g) With EAN VB: 4008400240329
  • 3 surprise packs for kids (3 x 20g) Pink Egg with EAN VB: 4008400480329
  • Chocolate candy for kids (125g, 200g, 300g, 200g + 25g free, 300g + 50g free, 350g, 500g)
  • children white chocolate (200g) with EAN VB: 8000500289877
  • baby surprise maxi (100g) small baby eggs (100 grams) as well Kids Mixed PacksContaining any of the above elements
  • happy moments for kids (162 grams) and Happy Moments for Kids Mini Mix (Greetings edition with 162g), with EAN VB: 8000500284391
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Smurf Eggs (100g) with EAN VB: 8000500269008

All items were made in the same factory in Belgium, according to Ferrero.

ImportantFerrero’s product recall has also been extended to some Christmas products. Among other things, special surprise eggs and advent calendars are affected, each better before its due on April 20, 2022.

How do I know if my product has been affected?

Consumers cannot tell if the product itself was manufactured in the Belgian factory or not. Therefore, as a precaution, Consumer Counseling Centers provide advice Not to eat any of Ferrero’s “Kinder” products such as Kinder Surprise Eggs, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise Maxi and Chocolate Bonuspending investigations by the authorities and Ferrero.

Chocolate cookies, baby surprises, baby eggs: among other things, these baby products are affected by the recall in Ferrero. (Photo: Ferrero (Ferrero Press Office Germany))

Anyone who has purchased the products can also return them to the respective supermarket without a receipt. If you have any questions, you can contact customer service (tel 069/665666-0, [email protected]).

Salmonella danger

Salmonella disease is manifested by diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. The disease can be life-threatening in infants, young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. The incubation period is two to three days. Anyone experiencing symptoms of a salmonella infection should see a doctor.

Belgian prosecutors are investigating the Ferrero case

On Friday, Afsca’s supervisory authority temporarily revoked Ferrero’s production license for the Arlon plant until all food safety rules and requirements were met. In addition, all “children’s” chocolate products manufactured in Arlon have been withdrawn. The Arlon factory may only reopen after all food safety rules and requirements have been met. The public prosecutor is investigating the company.

Ferrero previously announced that salmonella was detected at the factory as early as December 15, 2021. Salmonella was found in a sieve at the exit of two raw material tanks. Then the products made from it were discontinued. Filter has been replaced and controls increased on unfinished and finished products.

Other recent product recalls:

Leave a Comment