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On April 11, 2022, Ferrero Canada Limited’s Kinder brand updated the recall for their multiple products, including Easter Chocolates. These products have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall now includes 23 products.
Kinder brand is known for its milk chocolates consisting of a chocolate egg surrounding a yellow plastic egg-shaped capsule with a small toy inside.
The recalled products were manufactured in Belgium and the recall is voluntary. There have been no reported cases of Salmonella poisoning due to Kinder egg consumption in Canada.
Following are the Easter Chocolates are now included in the recall:
|Kinder||Advent Calendar||182 g||062020015570||Best before up to and including May 20, 2022|
|Kinder||Advent Calendar||182 g||062020015617||Best before up to and including May 20, 2022|
|Kinder||Advent Calendar||127 g||062020015624||Best before up to and including March 2, 2022|
|Kinder||Advent Calendar||350 g||062020023513||Best before up to and including April 1, 2022|
|Kinder||Happy Moments – Kinder Confections Assortment||191 g||062020015716||Best before up to and including July 8, 2022|
|Kinder||Happy Moments – Kinder Confections Assortment||191 g||062020015754||Best before up to and including August 7, 2022|
|Kinder||Mini Eggs||110 g||062020025739||Best before dates up to and including May 20, 2022|
|Kinder||Mini Eggs||110 g||062020025821||Best before dates up to and including August 18, 2022|
|Kinder||Mini Eggs||182 g||062020025760||Best before dates up to and including September 3, 2022|
|Kinder||Mix – Egg Hunt Kit||186 g||062020016270||Best before dates up to and including July 8, 2022|
|Kinder||Mix - 7 Holiday treats||116 g||062020016157||Best before dates up to and including May 20, 2022|
|Kinder||Mix - Egg Hunt Kit||186 g||062020016294||Best before dates up to and including July 8, 2022|
|Kinder||Mix - 7 Easter Treats||116 g||062020016164||Best before dates up to and including September 3, 2022|
|Kinder||Schoko-Bons||200 g||062020027634||Best before dates up to and including October 17, 2022|
|Kinder||Schoko-Bons||200 g||062020027658||Best before dates up to and including August 2, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise||100 g||062020025784||Best before up to and including June 28, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise||100 g||062020026057||Best before up to and including May 14, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise||100 g||062020026255||Best before up to and including November 29, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise, Disney Frozen||100 g||062020026019||Best before dates unto and including July 24, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise, Dreamworks Trolls||100 g||062020026101||Best before dates unto and including Aug 28, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise, Miraculous||100 g||062020026033||Best before dates from August 19, 2022, to October 28, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise, Natoons||100 g||062020025722||Best before dates unto and including October 28, 2022|
|Kinder||Surprise, The Smurfs||100 g||062020026088||Best before dates unto and including Aug 28, 2022|
To summarize, the recall included Kinder Surprise 100g, Kinder Mini Eggs, and Kinder Schoko-Bons, and other products containing them. It is noteworthy that the recall did not include Kinder Surprise 20g eggs.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not appear or smell spoiled but can still make an individual sick. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms ranging from nausea and abdominal cramps to fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Health Canada has advised against the consumption of recalled products.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, please call your doctor.
This recall is national and affects all Canadian regions including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon.
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