Ferrero recalls chocolates implicated in Salmonella outbreak- Food & Drug Dept.


Press Release by the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department

The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) hereby advises the public that there is a recall of all batches of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by the Ferrero Ardennes S.A facility in Rue Pietro Ferrero, 5 Arlon 6700, Belgium, due to a Salmonella outbreak.

The known trade names of products manufactured at the implicated manufacturer’s facility in Belgium are listed below:

The GA-FDD is urging consumers to NOT consume the recalled products and if you have the implicated product in your home, to immediately DISCARD or return to the location where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoilt, but can make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea.

Long term complications may include severe arthritis. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor or visit the nearest hospital, health centre or clinic.

The GA-FDD is also alerting consumers that there is a potential for unidentified international redistribution from the importing countries listed on the INFOSAN (International Food Safety Authorities Network) website to additional countries.

Therefore, the GA-FDD will be working closely with the Environmental Health Departments in each region to ensure that the specific lot codes subject to the recall, if found, are removed from the local market.

Further information concerning this public advisory could be found on the website or call 222-8858/60 for further guidance.

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