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Kinder Chocolate Products in Hungary Recalled over Potential Salmonella Contamination

Hungary Today 2022.04.07.

Ferrero has recalled numerous products of its “Kinder” brand because of the risk of contamination with salmonella. Products are also affected in Hungary, and possibly related to a salmonella outbreak. Among other things, sweets that are sold especially at Easter are affected.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Tamás Vaski.

The products that Ferrero is now recalling in several European countries were manufactured at a Belgian plant in Arlon. An investigation by the Belgian Food Safety Authority has revealed that contaminated products have also been imported into Hungary. In the middle of the Easter business, Ferrero is recalling a whole range of “Kinder” brand products.

The National Food Chain Safety Office has launched an investigation into the traceability of the affected products, and consumers can find out the exact product dates on the agency’s website. The table is constantly updated and can definitely also be found on the agency’s official Facebook page.

According to Ferrero Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft., six products in Hungary have been affected by the recall so far:

  • Kinder Schoko-Bons 46 g, 125 g, 200 g, 300 g
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g
  • Kinder mix 198 g
  • Kinder Maxi Mix 133 g
  • Kinder Mini-Eggs 250 g
  • Kinder Happy Moments 133g, 162g, 347g

Ferrero has already launched corresponding recall campaigns in several other European countries recently, including Great Britain, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Kinder Surprise eggs were particularly affected there.

The company emphasizes that the recall is voluntary. So far, none of the children’s products that have been put on the market have tested positive for salmonella. Nevertheless, the voluntary recall of products was initiated as a precautionary measures. Buyers who have purchased these products should not consume them. Instead, the company is asking buyers to contact Ferrero’s consumer protection team.

The typical symptoms of a salmonella infection are diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever, but in mild cases only fever and lethargy. Depending on the person, the infection can also be asymptomatic.

(Via: index.hu, sr.de, photo illustration: Dziana HasanbekavaPexels)

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