Children’s chocolate factory CLOSES as more than 100 people contract salmonella ahead of Easter

The Kinder factory in Belgium is believed to be behind the wave of salmonella cases. The European Food Safety Authority is investigating 105 confirmed and 29 suspected cases of salmonella

Kinder chocolate was recalled due to suspected salmonella
Kinder chocolate was recalled due to suspected salmonella

The children’s chocolate factory believed to be behind a spate of salmonella cases has been ordered to close – just days before Easter.

All production at the site in Belgium was then discontinued. Kinder is owned by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero.

It comes after the European Food Safety Authority said it was investigating 105 confirmed and 29 suspected cases of salmonella, mostly in children under the age of 10.

According to the European regulator, there are said to be 63 cases in Great Britain.

Children’s products were also recalled in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.

Most cases resolve within a few days, but in some cases, symptoms can be severe and result in hospitalization.

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The Food Standards Agency in the UK said the Kinder eggs linked to the outbreak were all made at the same factory in Belgium.

After confirming that the factory would be closed, Belgian Agriculture Minister David Clarinval said: “Such a decision is never taken lightly, but the current circumstances make it necessary.

“The food security of our citizens must never be neglected.”

In an update earlier this week, Ferrero said it was recalling several children’s products “as a precautionary measure” because of the possible link to salmonella.

You can see the full list of products below. Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them.

Instead, contact Ferrero’s Consumer Helpline at Consumers.uk@ferrero.com or 0330 053 8943 in the UK.

Buyers will be offered a full refund, the chocolate maker said.

The UK Food Standards Agency said: “Point of sale notices will be displayed in retail outlets selling these products.

“These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do once they have purchased the products.”

The recall comes after investigations led by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland found a possible link between salmonella and Kinder Surprise chocolate.

Kinder chocolate recall: which products are being recalled?

child surprise

  • Pack Size – 20g and 20gx 3
  • MHD – All dates up to and including October 7, 2022

child surprise

  • Pack Size – 100g
  • MHD – All dates from April 20, 2022 up to and including August 21, 2022

Children mini eggs

  • Pack Size – 75g
  • MHD – All dates from April 20, 2022 up to and including August 21, 2022

Kids Egg Hunt Kit

  • Pack Size – 150g
  • MHD – All dates from April 20, 2022 up to and including August 21, 2022

Children’s chocolate candies

  • Pack Size – 200g
  • MHD – All dates from April 20, 2022 up to and including August 21, 2022

Other Ferrero products are not affected by the children’s recall.

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