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The Consumer Advice Center warns – “do not eat ‘children’ products”.
Among other things, “cheeks” surprise eggs and chocolate candies have been hit by the Ferrero recall (collection). © Laurie Dieffembacq / dpa & Victoria Jones / dpa

Salmonella hazard at Ferrero: The Consumer Center warns against consuming “children” products. These include surprise eggs and chocolate beans.

Cologne – The Salmonella scandal at the Ferrero company, which resulted in a number of products, including those from Netto, Edeka, Penny, Kaufland, Aldi, Lidl, Globus and Rewe, being recalled, also occupies the Consumer Center. As a precautionary measure, this now advises not to consume any “kinder” products from Ferrero, such as surprise eggs, mini eggs or chocolate candies.

The reason: Consumers can not immediately look at the product, whether it is manufactured in the Belgian factory in Arlon, explains the Consumer Advice Center. The Arlon plant is responsible for the salmonella outbreak and thus also for the large Ferrero recall. But there was also good news: Baby chocolate is not affected by the salmonella outbreak.

Headquarters Alba, Italy
Number of employees 38,767 (2021)
Turnover EUR 12.7 billion (2021)
Land of sale over 170
foundation 1946, Italy
owner Giovanni Ferrero
Manager Lapo Civiletti (September 1, 2017–)

Ferrero recall: Almost all “children” products affected – Consumer Advice Center criticizes

Nevertheless, the Consumer Advice Center criticizes Ferrero’s approach and, above all, communication. Also because it is not yet clear which other Ferrero products besides the “cheeks” range also pose a risk to salmonella. “Ferrero’s piecemeal information policy is unreasonable and irresponsible for consumers. Ferrero must now put all the information on the table and participate in the complete clarification of the case. It must be ensured that no other products are affected by a salmonella attack, «explains the consumer advice. The following Ferrero products have been recalled so far:

Kids Surprise 3er Pack (3x 20g) Classic Egg 4008400240329 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Package with 3 (3x 20g) Pink Eggs 4008400480329 all MHD
Children’s chocolate candies 125g 5413548280189 all MHD
Children’s chocolate candies 200g 5413548283128 all MHD
Kids chocolate candies 300g 4008400621722 all MHD
Children’s chocolate beans 200g + 25g free 4008400280127 all MHD
Children’s chocolate beans 300g + 50g free 4008400621920 all MHD
Children’s chocolate 350g 8000500269633 all MHD
Children’s chocolate sweets 500g 5413548015552 all MHD
Children’s chocolate Bons White 200g 8000500289877 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Egg 100g 4008400231327 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg 100g 4008400230825 all MHD
Cheeks Mini Egg Hazelnut 100g 8000500196809 all MHD
Children Mini Eggs Cocoa 100g 8000500361207 all MHD
Cheeks Mini Eggs Cheeks Chocolate 100g 8000500234303 all MHD
Kinder Mix Colorful mix 132g 4008400313221 all MHD
Baby mix basket 86g 8000500350911 all MHD
Child mix bag 193g 8000500371466 all MHD
Kids Happy Moments 162g 8000500284391 all MHD
Kids Happy Moments minimix – Greetings Edition 162g 8000500284391 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Egg Smurfs 100g 8000500269008 all MHD
Kids Mini Egg Mix 250g 8000500295168 all MHD
Kids Maxi Mix Plush 133g 4008400271323 all MHD
Kids Surprise 4er Pack (4x20g) 4008400240527 all MHD
Kids Surprise Maxi Classic Egg Christmas 100g 4008400230726 all MHD
Kids Surprise Maxi Pink Egg Christmas 100g 4008400231723 all BBD
Children’s mix boots 219g 8000500371435 all MHD
Child mix gift bag 193g 8000500370551 all MHD
Kids Maxi Mix Plush 133g 4008400270326 all MHD
Children’s mix table Advent calendar 127g 8000500242131 all MHD
K Mix Easter gift bag, 194g 8000500390160 all MHD

Ferrero recall: how do I know if a product is affected?

The EAN number can be used to determine exactly which Ferrero products are affected.

Salmonella scandal: About 150 diseases associated with Ferrero products are known

According to EU authorities, 119 cases of salmonella and 31 suspected cases have so far been linked to the consumption of products from the Belgian factory. So far, at least 150 customers who have purchased Ferrero products within the past few weeks and months could be directly affected by the salmonella scandal. The cause of the salmonella outbreak at the Ferrero plant in Belgium has not yet been fully clarified, but there is growing evidence that the bacteria could have been in buttermilk processed at the plant. Ferrero initially identified and removed a filter at the end of two buttermilk tanks as potentially dangerous for salmonella.

Ferrero recall of “friendlier” products – how do I know if I have salmonella?

According to consumer advice, salmonella disease appears within a few days of infection with diarrhea and abdominal pain. Occasionally, vomiting and mild fever may also occur. In healthy people, however, the symptoms usually go away on their own after a few days. However, anyone who develops persistent or severe symptoms should seek medical attention. (mo) More news on the 24RHEIN website. Tip: Informed daily about what’s happening in NRW – just subscribe to our free 24RHEIN newsletter.

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