The Ferrero company reported that it has made the decision to withdraw its “Kinder Mini Eggs” chocolates from the Argentine market, produced at its Arlon, Belgium plant.due to the suspicion that the products may contain salmonella, after learning that cases of salmonellosis have been detected in Great Britain and France.
Through a statement, the company admitted that after confirming these cases in Europe, “it has obtained new information that is seen a genotypic match between reported salmonella cases in Europe and our Arlon facility in Belgium“. In this European establishment, the “Mini eggs for children” which are sold in the country.
“In Argentina, we are collaborating with the National Food Institute (INAL) and as a precaution, we have decided to voluntarily retire Kinder Mini Eggs with expiration dates between 11 July 2022 and 21 October 2022. We are working with distributors to ensure these products are no longer available for sale”Said Ferrero Argentina through a statement.
Ferrero recommended not consuming these chocolates and to notify the company. “If you have one of the listed products in your possession, it is recommended not to consume it. Please keep the product and contact the Ferrero Consumer Support team at 0800-444-3030 / 0800-444-7133 and firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be able to provide further assistance”, Adds the statement.
“We deeply regret the situation and would like to thank the authorities for their ongoing cooperation and recommendations. We take food safety very seriously and every step we have taken has been guided by our commitment to care for consumers. “
The company warned that the problem is limited to the “Kinder Mini Eggs” item and so on “all other Kinder and Ferrero products are not affected by this recall”. From the declaration of the company it is clear that the products made by it in Argentina were not affected by the problem, which is limited exclusively to the product mentioned, manufactured abroad.
As reported on its website, Ferrero manufactures many other products in its factory in the town of Los Cardales, some even under the Kinder brand. From that factory in Buenos Aires, he exports his chocolates to other markets in Latin America and Asia.
Worldwide, the Ferrero Group has offices and factories distributed in 55 countries and sells its products in more than 170 countries, has 30,000 employees, a turnover of 10,000 million euros and has, in addition to childrenglobal brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Y TIC Tac.
As reported by Infobae days ago, cases of salmonellosis have been detected in Europe and all suspects pointed to Kinder products Made in the Belgian factory. According to the AFP agency, 63 cases have been registered in Great Britain and another 21 in France. Of the French patients, 15 of them claimed to have consumed Kinder products. The average age of those affected is 4 years. Ferrero also determined the immediate withdrawal of the products from the points of sale.
What is salmonella? It is the name of a group of bacteria. Salmonella infection or salmonellosis is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Humans are often infected through water or food, through what is known as cross-contamination.
“It is a bacterium that causes gastroenteritis or gastrointestinal infections. They occur with fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and in some patients, especially in the very young, the elderly or immunosuppressedthe consequences of such an infection can be potentially serious, with high dehydration, ”he explained Infobae the doctor Maria Ximena Lopez Mujica clinical physician, specialist in internal medicine at the German hospital.