Ferrero Has Recalled 2 Varieties of Its Kinder Chocolate Due to Salmonella Concerns

published Apr 12, 2022
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Another potential salmonella outbreak has surfaced, but this time it’s affecting a few of your favorite chocolate candies. A week after a popular peanut butter brand was forced to recall several of its products, Ferrero is voluntarily recalling two of its most popular Kinder chocolates due to possible salmonella contamination. Ferrero North America announced the recall last Thursday after salmonella was found at the same manufacturing facility in Europe where these chocolates were made. 

The two products that are being recalled in the United States so far include: 

  • Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers Assortment: 14.1-oz box. UPC: 09800 52025. Best by: July 18, 2022. Retail locations: Costco in the Bay Area and Northern Nevada and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores
  • Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket: 5.3-oz cardboard basket. UPC: 09800 60209. Best by: July 30, 2022. Retail locations: 14 Big Y Supermarket locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

While there are no reported cases of illness in the US yet, the two products are being recalled following “reported cases of salmonella in consumers that consumed products in Europe that were manufactured at the same facility,” Ferrero said in a press release

The US recall comes just after almost 70 people in the United Kingdom were reported to be infected with salmonella. Ferrero has now been forced to extend its recall to include all products manufactured at one of its sites in Belgium, including pulling its Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from stores across England and other countries.

There are no other Kinder products being recalled in the United States at this time. Any consumers who have purchased either of these chocolates are being encouraged not to eat them and contact Ferraro for a refund.