A few days before Easter, the Italian manufacturer has already recalled this week Kinder chocolates marketed in several European countries (France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands), due to concerns about chocolate products from its Belgian factory in Arlon, suspected of being at the center of an outbreak of salmonellosis even though no Kinder products were found with the bacteria.
“There are no confirmed cases in the United States to date and no other Kinder or Ferrero product is affected by this recall,” said the group in a press release, which indicates that it is cooperating with the American health authorities. cases reported in Europe. Ferrero added that it was working closely with US retailers to ensure products are no longer “available for purchase” and to prioritize consumer safety.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps in humans. It is one of the most common foodborne infections.