Food Standards Australia has issued an emergency recall of four Kinder products due to concerns that the chocolate may be contaminated with salmonella.
The following Kinder products have been recalled:
- Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6x20g) – best before dates range from 7/10/22 to 20/11/22.
- Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g – best before dates ranging from 23/8/22 to 13/9/22.
- Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g – best before dates ranging from 23/8/22 to 13/9/22.
- Kinder Surprise Maxi – Nations 100g – best before dates ranging from 23/8/22 to 13/9/22
The products have been sold nationally at Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, independent food retailers such as IGA and petrol stations, and online.
Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue, and pink are unaffected, as are all other Kinder products.
If consumed, the chocolate could cause illness, according to Food Standards Australia, which advises consumers not to eat it.
The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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The recall does not affect Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue, and pink varieties sold in Australia, according to Food Standards Australia.
It goes on to say that the recall does not affect any other Ferrero products, including Kinder products.
Food safety risk
“The recall is being conducted due to possible microbial (Salmonella) contamination,” Food Standards Australia stated.
“Salmonella-contaminated food products may cause illness if consumed.”
“Consumers should not consume this product and should return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.”
“Any consumers who are concerned about their health should consult a doctor.”
This recall appears to have affected only Kinder products manufactured in Belgium.
All Kinder products manufactured in Italy are safe to eat.
Visit this page for more details on the recall.