Salmonellosis: Some Kinder Chocolate Recalls Spread in the United States

Salmonellosis: Some Kinder Chocolate Recalls Spread in the United States


Italian confectionery giant Ferrero on Thursday evening extended a precautionary recall of some Kinder chocolates to retailers in the United States due to potential salmonella contamination.

A few days before Easter, the Italian manufacturer this week has withdrawn Kinder chocolates marketed in several European countries (France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands) from its Belgian factory in Arlon for chocolate products. due to concerns about. Salmonellosis is suspected to be at the center of the outbreak, even though no Kinder products with the bacteria were found.

“There are no confirmed cases in the United States to date and no other Kinder or Ferrero products have been affected by this recall, which indicates that it is cooperating with US health officials,” the group said in a press release. ..

Ferrero said it was working closely with US retailers to make sure the 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 abdominal cramps in humans. It is one of the most common foodborne infections.

Some 63 cases of salmonellosis have been identified in the UK. In France, 21 cases have been reported and 15 said they had consumed Kinder products, which are now subject to a recall, according to Saint Public France.

In France, the recall is equivalent to hundreds of tons of chocolate.

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