Ferrero has asked US consumers to dispose of certain Kinder chocolate products that are not authorized for distribution in the country, warning that they may be from the batch recently recalled in Europe due to possible Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.
The confectionery group’s North American division last week recalled the Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and the Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Basket because they were made in a facility where Salmonella was detected.
Tuesday’s voluntary recall involves two products in the United States – the Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafer Assortment with an expiration date of July 18 and the Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Basket with an expiration date of July 30 – and does not affect any other Kinder products distributed or sold by the US branch of Ferrero.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Monday that Ferrero is also recalling certain Kinder brand chocolate products for the same reason.
The company released an update on Tuesday following the US Food and Drug Administration’s request that Americans get rid of Kinder products intended for overseas markets still available for sale in the United States.
Italy’s Ferrero has also recalled several batches of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs and other products in Spain, Britain and Ireland, while Belgian health authorities have urged consumers not to eat several recalled Kinder products. .
Ferrero said on Tuesday there were no reports of illnesses in the United States from chocolates to date and that he was working with the US health agency to resolve the issue.
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