Kinder Recalls Chocolate Candies Over Possible Salmonella Risk

PARSIPPANY, NJ — New Jersey-based Ferrero USA Inc. is voluntarily recalling two kinds of Kinder chocolate products over possible salmonella risk, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.

The recall affects Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortments and Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats baskets. The products are being recalled because they were manufactured in a facility where salmonella was detected.

Currently, there are no reports of illness in the United States, according to the FDA. Both products have been recalled “out of an abundance of caution” after cases were reported in Europe.

Here’s how to know if your products are affected:

Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers Assortment
Size and package type: 14.1oz (400g) square box with lid
Best by date and location: July 18, 2022 (back panel)
Lot codes and location:48RUP334; 48RUP335; 48RUP 336; 48RUP337 (back panel)
UPC code and location: 09800 52025 (right side panel)
retail locations: Costco in the Bay Area and northern Nevada and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores.

Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket
Size and package type: 5.3 oz (152g) cardboard basket
Best by date and location: July 30, 2022 (bottom of package)
Lot codes and location: 03L 018AR – 306 (bottom of package)
UPC code and location: 09800 60209 (bottom of package)
retail locations: 14 Big Y Supermarket locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

See product photos here. No other Kinder products produced for the US market are included in this recall.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Those infected with salmonella may have symptoms including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Consumers who purchased the affected products should not eat it. They may contact Ferrero customer service at 800-688-3552 or online for a refund.

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