Ferrero is recalling popular sweets in various European countries. Surprise eggs, chocolates and mini children’s eggs are affected.
Kassel – Shortly before Easter, Ferrero launched a current recall* of various sweets that are particularly popular with children. The recall affects surprise eggs (Kinder Surprise), chocolates and Kinder Mini-Eggs. All affected products were manufactured at the Arlon plant in Belgium, according to the portal product warning.eu.
The reason for the recall* of the candy is possible contamination with dangerous bacteria. “We are voluntarily recalling selected batches of Kinder Surprise as a precautionary measure due to a possible link to a number of reported cases of Salmonella,” Ferrero told the UK.
Popular sweets in the withdrawal: Surprise eggs, chocolates and affected children’s mini eggs
The recall is currently affecting several European countries. According to information from productwarning.eu, Ferrero sweets are being withdrawn from the market in Belgium, France, Great Britain and Ireland. It is currently unclear whether any of the affected products were also sold in Germany. However, consumers can always verify purchased products, such as surprise eggs, chocolates, Kinder Surprise and Kinder Mini Eggs, based on the place of production and the date of manufacture.
In Belgium, the Federal Food Safety Agency (Agence fédérale pour la sécurité de la chaîne alimentarire) published the recall. Consumers are asked not to consume the five affected chocolate products. With Easter just around the corner and sweets popular with children, the agency asks parents to check if they have these products in their possession and, if so, to make sure they don’t eat them.
Ferrero launches candy recall: These products are affected
In France, the recall of Ferrero candies was published by the Department of Health (Santé Publique France). The following products are being recalled in France and Belgium:
- Kinder surprise egg 20g and 3x20g, expiration date between 11/07/22 and 7/10/22,
- Kinder Surprise Maxi Egg, best before date between 10/08/22 and 10/09/22.
- Chocolate Bons, best before date between 10/08/22 and 10/09/22.
- Kinder Mini Eggs, best before date between 10/08/22 and 10/09/22.
Ferrero has launched a recall of its Kinder Surprise product in the UK and Ireland.
- Kinder Surprise, 20g and 3x20g, best before date between 11/07/2022 and 07/10/2022
Withdrawal of children’s sweets due to the risk of salmonella: do not eat surprise eggs and chocolates
Salmonella contamination can be especially dangerous to young children, pregnant women, the infirm, or the elderly. They should seek medical help, especially if the diarrhea or vomiting lasts for more than 2-3 days and there is also a fever, advises the Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA). Therefore, the Ferrero sweets affected by the recall should not be consumed.
The symptoms of a salmonella infection are sudden diarrhoea, headache and abdominal pain, malaise and occasionally vomiting. A mild fever is also common. Symptoms often last for several days and then go away on their own. “In rare cases, serious illnesses, such as a bloodstream infection (sepsis), sometimes with a high fever, can occur,” reports the BzgA. In addition to salmonella, manufacturing defects are often a reason for recall*. Anyone who has bought the recalled surprise eggs, chocolates or mini Kinder eggs can contact Ferrero customer service.
This is not the first recall launched for a candy* before Easter this year. Chocolate eggs made with marzipan and chocolate are also being recalled. (sn) *hna.de is an offer of IPPEN.MEDIA.