The Kinder Chocolate Recall Has Officially Reached The US
Food - Drink
This article that involves an ongoing news story was written on April 8, 2022. The facts of the story are accurate as of that date.
With Easter just over a week away, Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. has voluntarily recalled its Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats baskets, due to possible salmonella contamination. According to the FDA, salmonella was found in the facility which manufactured the two products.
No cases have been reported in the U.S. to date, but since the products were made in the same facility in Arlon, Belgium as some Kinder chocolates linked to a salmonella outbreak across Europe, Ferrero is exercising justifiable caution in issuing the voluntary recall.
Salmonella poisoning can cause serious and even fatal infections in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems, and symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Consumers who purchased either product should not eat them or allow children to do so, and they may contact Ferrero for a full refund.