As a result of the continued investigation into an outbreak of salmonella cases linked to Kinder products, Ferrero has extended its recall to include all Kinder products manufactured at their Arlon site in Belgium between June and the present date. These include Kinder Surprise, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g and Kinder Schokobons made in Arlon, Belgium.
The new update means all of the products in the recall notice, regardless of best-before date, should not be eaten. The previous recall only covered products with best before dates up to 7 October 2022. The new update means all of the products in the recall notice, regardless of best-before date, should not be eaten.
Full details of the products affected can be found in the product recall information notice. The packaging of recalled products may not refer to the Belgium factory where they were produced and may include a different contact address, so it is important that consumers check their products against the additional information in the recall notice.
Ferrero has suspended all operations at its Arlon plant to aid the ongoing investigation and will only recommence operations once the authorities are satisfied that the food manufactured is safe.
Food Standards Scotland and FSA are concerned about delays in Ferrero’s sharing of information during the investigation, which has contributed to time gaps in the recall process and a number of separate recalls having to be undertaken.
However, the FSS and FSA welcome Ferrero’s decision today to extend its precautionary recall and its commitment to supporting the continuing investigation into the root cause of this outbreak.
FSS Head of Incidents Stuart McAdam says:
“Consumers should follow all of the advice in the latest recall notice, which details all of the products which may pose a risk.
“We have emphasised to the business and the authorities in Belgium the importance of taking as precautionary an approach to their recall as possible and trust that they will continue to put consumers’ needs first in any action they take.
“We continue to work closely with UK and international partners, to establish how this outbreak started.”