Salmonellosis in Kinder: Accused of being slow to react, Ferrero defends himself

by The Economist. 04/14/2022 – at 13:01 | share

Ferrero has defended himself after being accused of being slow to react following the appearance of salmonella at his Kinder factory in Belgium. The global confectionery-chocolate giant says it doesn’t have a French branch “Was alerted by British authorities only on 30 March”,

The reaction comes after NGO Foodwatch accused the company of being alerted to the presence of salmonella at its Belgian factory since mid-December. Since the end of March, the number of patients affected by salmonellosis, whose symptoms are similar to those of gastroenteritis, has been rising steadily with cases detected in nine European countries. A total of 150 cases of infection have been declared in Europe. The first warning dates back to 23 March when British officials informed the Italian group that its products could be a source of salmonella contamination. But, according to European health monitoring agencies, the first case detected in England is dated 21 December, without linking to Kinder Chocolate.

“So what did Ferrero do between December and March? ยป, Foodwatch’s head of operations Camille Dorios wonders. Dorrios is also surprised that the order to recall the products in France was only placed on 4 April. Ferrero claims to have identified and blocked batches from its Belgian factory contaminated with salmonella since 15 December. The group said it had taken hygiene measures to eliminate the presence of the bacteria.

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