Updated on 5/4/2022 at 16:47
- After 60 cases of salmonella in the UK, Ferrero is recalling surprise eggs in several countries.
- There have also been infections in Germany, and the company is “voluntarily” recalling several products.
With more than 60 cases of salmonella in the UK, Ferrero recalled some batches of Kinder Surprise eggs just under two weeks before Easter. The food safety agency said the recall had “a possible link to a salmonella outbreak.” Around 63 people in the UK, mostly young children, have contracted salmonella, the PA news agency reported on Monday.
Ferrero: No surprise eggs tested positive for salmonella in Germany, but “voluntary recall”
At the request of our editorial team, Ferrero in Frankfurt said it was working closely with the responsible food authority in Germany to uncover a possible connection to a number of reported salmonella cases. None of the kinder products put on the market tested positive for salmonella and there were no consumer complaints. As a “precautionary measure”, the company decided to “voluntarily recall” some products that, according to Ferrero, were made in Belgium.
These products are being withdrawn from the market in Germany:
- Kinder surprise 3-pack (3 x 20g) with a best before date between April and June 2022
- Kinder Schoko-Bons and Kinder Schoko-Bons White with an expiration date between May and September 2022
- Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g, Kinder Mini Eggs 100g
- Kinder Mix packages containing any of the above items with an expiration date between August and September 2022
All other Ferrero products, including other Kinder products, are not affected by this voluntary recall, according to Ferrero. If you own one or more of these products, the company recommends keeping them and contacting the consumer protection team:
Ferrero MSC GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone: +49 (0)69 / 665 666-0
(Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Remember also in other European countries
There are also said to have been some infections in France, Sweden and other European countries. In France there was also a recall of Ferrero products after 21 cases of infection, health authorities in Paris announced.
As announced by the French health authorities, it is genetically the same salmonella that is responsible for an outbreak of salmonella illnesses in Great Britain and Ireland.
The UK recall affects batches with an expiration date between July 11 and October 7, 2022, all made in the same factory. Customers are advised not to eat these surprise eggs. However, other Ferrero products should not be affected. British health authorities are investigating the effects. (dpa/tar)
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