Recall extended to all best before dates

  • Salmonella outbreak at Ferrero: Many products of the brand “children” remembered
  • remember expanded again: Now all batches and best before dates the “children” affected products
  • Production license from concerned Ferrero-Work temporarily withdrawn
  • Prosecutor determined against candy maker
  • consumer organization criticizes severely Ferrero

Of the candy maker Ferrero has recalled a large number of products in recent days. The reason: Salmonella Danger† In several countries, infections with the bacteria had been identified in connection with one of the company’s production facilities in Belgium Arlon scaffolding.

Update of April 12, 9:25 AM: Another Ferrero recall – now all best before dates are affected

Then came out Ferrero aware of the salmonella contamination at the Arlon production facility in Belgium since mid-December, the company has had to expand again its recall of “Kinder” branded products: it is now closing all batches and best before dates of the affected “children’s” candies. Initially, only certain batches of the popular chocolate products were recalled.

since the remember recently expanded again and again, you will find another one here current list of the affected products:

  • Kinder Surprise 3er Pack (3x 20g) Classic Egg – EAN VB: 4008400240329 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise package of 3 (3x 20g) pink egg – EAN VB: 4008400480329 – all best before dates
  • chocolate beans for kids 125g, 200g, 300g, 200g + 25g free, 300g + 50g free, 350g, 500g – EAN VB: 5413548280189, 5413548283128, 4008400621722, 4008400280127, 4008400621920, 8000500269633, 5413548015552 – all best before dates
  • Children’s Chocolate Bons White 200g – EAN VB: 8000500289877 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Egg 100g – EAN VB: 4008400231327 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg 100g – EAN VB: 4008400230825 – all best before dates
  • Kids Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g – EAN VB: 8000500196809 – all best before dates
  • children’s Mini Eggs Cocoa 100g – EAN VB: 8000500361207 – all best before dates
  • Kids Mini Eggs Kids Chocolate 100g – EAN VB: 8000500234303 – all best before dates
  • Kids Mix Colorful mix 132g – EAN VB: 4008400313221 – all best before dates
  • mix basket for children 86g – EAN VB: 8000500350911 – all best before dates
  • mix bag for kids 193g – EAN VB: 8000500371466 – all best before dates
  • children’s Happy Moments 162g – EAN VB: 8000500284391 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Happy Moments mini mix – Greetings Edition 162g – EAN VB: 8000500284391 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Egg Smurfs 100g – EAN VB: 8000500269008 – all best before dates
  • children’s Mini Eggs Mix 250g – EAN VB: 8005000295168 – all best before dates
  • Maxi Mix Plush for children 133g – EAN VB: 4008400271323 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise 4er Pack (4x20g) – EAN VB: 4008400240527 – all best before dates

From the “children’s” products of the christmas time are also remembered:

  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Egg Christmas 100g – EAN VB: 4008400230726 – all best before dates
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg Christmas 100g – EAN VB: 4008400231723 – all best before dates
  • mix boots for kids 219g – EAN VB: 8000500371435 – all best before dates
  • gift bag for children 193g – EAN VB: 8000500370551 – all best before dates
  • Kids Maxi Mix Plush 133g – EAN VB: 4008400270326 – all best before dates
  • Mix desk advent calendar for children 127 – EAN VB: 8000500242131 – all best before dates
  • K Mix Easter gift bag 194 g – all best before dates

April 11, 3:30 p.m. update: Prosecutors are investigating Ferrero

As a result of salmonella outbreak Bee Ferrero has the Belgian public prosecutor investigations against the candy manufacturer began. They are related to Ferrero’s production facility in Arlon, which had to close by official order last week. The Belga news agency and other media initially reported about it, citing the prosecutor’s office of the Belgian province of Luxembourg.

There have been hundreds in the past few days cases of salmonella known throughout Europe, said to be associated with the sweets made in Arlon. Finally, on Friday, the Afsca regulator had temporarily withdrawn the production permit from the factory. In addition, all products of the brand “childrenmade in Arlon were recalled.

Ferrero however, stated that salmonella were already discovered in the plant on December 15, 2021. The salmonella was found in a sieve at the outlet of two raw material tanks and the products made from it were subsequently retained. The filter has been replaced and control of unfinished and finished products has been increased, Ferrero said.

Foodwatch is strictly critical

The Italian company Friday acknowledged “internal inefficiencies that meant it” delays Bee the recalls and the exchange of information”. Therefore, investigations into the case were not conducted as quickly and efficiently as necessary, the statement said, citing Ansa and Adnkronos news agencies.

“Ferrero is deeply saddened by what has happened,” the statement said Headquarters in Alba in the Italian region of Piedmont. After the incident, every effort is made not to lose the trust of customers. At the same time, as in other countries, the company announced in Italy: sweets recall of those manufactured at the factory in Belgium. In Italy there are no cases of salmonella combined with Ferreroproducts occurred, it was said.

However, the consumer organization has sharply criticized the company watch food† “If such an error occurs, the population should be warned immediately,” Foodwatch’s Andreas Winkler said on Friday. In his opinion, individual responsibility and self-monitoring by the manufacturers are not sufficient”,transparency obligations for authorities so that things like Ferrero should be made public immediately”.

Original article of 10 April 9.39am: Ferrero recalls even more children’s chocolate: the problem has probably been known for months

Almost two weeks before Easter is calling Ferrero in Germany a few batches of different children’s products yield. Background is a possible connection to a Salmonella outbreak† About 63 people in the UK, mostly young children, had contracted salmonella, the PA news agency reported earlier.

There should also be a few in Germany, France, Sweden and other European countries infections has given. Now the recall has even been extended to the United States. According to health authorities in Paris, there was also a recall in France. Recently, the manufacturer has also recalled numerous children’s products in Australia. That shared the advantage Food Safety competent authority (FSANZ) on Thursday (07.04.2022) with. “Consumers should not eat these products and use them for a long time full refund return it to the place of purchase,” according to the website of the authority. The products concerned were therefore also manufactured in Belgium. It has now become known that Ferrero has probably been aware of the contamination for months.

Chocolate vouchers for children and Co.: Ferrero recalls several children’s products

As Ferrero announced Tuesday (April 5, 2022), they volunteered as a precautionary measure recall in Germany certain. The company is working closely with the responsible food authority in Germany to uncover a possible link to a number of reported cases of salmonella. “While none of our launched children’s products have tested positive for salmonella and neither have we Consumer complaints received, we take the matter very seriously.”

Parties of the recall in Germany have been Kinder Surprise Eggs (pack of three) with an expiration date between April and June 2022 also affected Chocolate candies for children and Chocolate vouchers for children White with a best-before date between May and September 2022.

According to the information, the products are also being recalled Child surprise Maxi (100 grams), Mini eggs for kids (100 grams) too Mix packs for childrenMix basket for children Mix bag for children Happy moments for childrenHappy Moments mini greetings edition for kidsmaxi mix plush for children, Children’s surprise 4-pack (4x20g) with a best-before date between August and September 2022. All items were made in the same factory in Belgium, according to Ferrero.

Ferrero recall extended again – even Christmas assortment affected

Ferrero also extends its recall to children’s products from the Christmas range: the products are affected by the risk of salmonella Children’s surprise Maxi Classic Egg ChristmasKinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg ChristmasKids mix bootsGift bag for children mixKids Maxi Mix plush and Mix desk advent calendar for children with an expiration date of April 20, 2022.

A detailed list of all affected products (including product images) can be found here. From the recall in Great Britain This concerns batches with an expiry date between July 11 and October 7, 2022, all manufactured in the same factory. Customers are advised not to eat surprise eggs with these properties. However, other Ferrero products should not be affected. UK health authorities are investigating the effects.

as the French health authorities announced that it is genetically the same Salmonella responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella in Great Britain and Ireland. The affected children’s chocolate products are all manufactured in a factory in Arlon, Belgium. According to French information, the Belgian food authorities are investigating this.

How to recognize Salmonella disease?

Salmonella disease manifests itself within days of infection with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and sometimes vomiting and low-grade fever. The symptoms usually disappear on their own after a few days. Especially babies, small children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems can get more serious diseases.

Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report a possible salmonella infection.