Morocco recalls batches of Kinder chocolate over salmonella fears
Morocco’s food safety agency has called for the immediate withdrawal from local market of some Kinder chocolate products linked to salmonella outbreak in France, UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
In a press release issued Tuesday, l’Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA) also decided tightening of sanitary control over all imported products of Ferrero company.
The chocolate products suspected containing salmonella are Kinder Surprise eggs 20g (three, four and six pack eggs) with expiry dates between the end of June 2022 and the end of October 2022.
The consumers are also advised not to eat Kinder Schoko-Bons with expiry dates between the end of April and the end of August 2022; Kinder Mini Eggs with expiry dates between the end of April and the end of August;
Kinder Happy Moments, Kinder Mix: 193g, Basket 150g, Plush 133g, Bucket 198g, with expiry dates at the end of August 2022, also suspected to be contaminated.
Ferrero is one of the biggest chocolate companies in the world. It is based in Italy, and owns other popular products like Nutella, Ferrero Rocher & Tic Tacs.
Salmonella is a genus of bacteria that includes various serotypes that lead to illnesses, including diarrhea and vomiting. Some cases of salmonella are serious enough to lead to hospitalization or even death.