April 7, 2022
Chocolate maker Ferrero has recalled selected seasonal products made in Belgium from the Australian market “as a precaution” after reports of salmonella overseas.
A statement from the company on Thursday said Ferrero was co-operating with health authorities in Australia on a possible link to a number of reported cases of salmonella in other markets.
“Although none of our Kinder products released to market have tested positive for salmonella, we are taking this extremely seriously as consumer care is our top priority,” the statement said.
“As a precaution, we have taken the decision to recall selected seasonal products manufactured in Belgium.”
The products recalled are:
- Kinder Surprise Easter Basket (yellow foil wrapper) with Best Before Dates between October 7 and November 20, 2022.
- Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g and Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g products with Best Before Dates between August 23 and September 13, 2022.
The Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue and pink varieties sold in Australia are made in Italy and are not affected.
All other Ferrero products, including other Kinder products, are not affected by this recall.
“We are working with retailers to ensure that these products are no longer available for purchase,” the statement said.
“If you have one of these products, you are advised not to consume it. Please keep the product and contact our consumer care team on 1800-627-231 or by email
“We take food safety extremely seriously and we regret this matter.”
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UPDATE April 10:
Queensland Health has confirmed that more products have been added to the recall, for all Best Before dates:
- Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6 x 20g)
- Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g, 270g, 750g
- Kinder Surprise Maxi (Miraculous) 100g
- Kinder Surprise Maxi (Nations) 100g
- Kinder Surprise Xmas Maxi (Disney Frozen 2021) 100g
- Kinder Surprise Xmas Maxi (2021) 100g
- Kinder Maxi Xmas Mix with Plush (2021) 133g
- Kinder Xmas Happy Moments Ballotin (2021) 190g
These products have been available at Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W and independent retailers such as IGA, petrol stations and online.
Consumers should not eat these products and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
- External link: Food Standards Australia