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Ferrero Recalls Kinder Chocolates After 100 Cases of Salmonella

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Ferrero USA has recalled its Kinder chocolate baskets after several were linked to cases of salmonella, many of which were among children.

The company recalled its Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats because they were manufactured at a Belgium facility where salmonella was detected. According to a USA Today news report, the Kinder chocolate products have also been linked to 114 salmonella cases, most of which involve children ages 10 and under, confirmed in eight European countries.

Details of the Kinder Chocolate Recall

The voluntary recall in the U.S. applies to BJ’s Wholesale Club stores and in some Costco locations in California’s Bay Area and Northern Nevada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said. The chocolate treats basket recall applies to 14 Big Y Supermarkets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, where the company said the products had been removed from store shelves.

Customers who have bought the affected Kinder chocolate products in the mentioned stores are advised not to eat them. They may contact the company to get a refund or replacement. Ferrero has said that all the recalled products, including those recalled in the United States, were made at a factory in Arlon, Belgium, and salmonella was first detected at the site on Dec. 15. The company suspended operations there until further notice.

Salmonella Can Cause Serious Illnesses Among Children

Some of the most common symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours. Most people tend to recover without treatment. The illness could last anywhere from four to seven days. But in some people, the diarrhea could be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

Young children, senior citizens, and individuals with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing cancer treatment, are more likely to develop severe illness. If you are experiencing any symptoms, it is important that you contact your health care provider right away to receive medical attention and treatment.

Protecting Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been sickened after eating these Kinder chocolate products, or other contaminated products, you may be able to file a food poisoning lawsuit against the food producer, processor, retailer, or other parties along the supply chain whose negligence may have caused or contributed to your illness. Make sure you get prompt medical attention and treatment. Next, contact an experienced food poisoning lawyer who will help you secure maximum compensation for your losses.

 

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2022/04/10/kinder-recall-ferrero-chocolates-salmonella/9532873002/

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