Easter-themed candies recalled over contamination concern
A well-known candy maker is recalling some Easter-themed treats because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Ferrero U.S.A. is recalling its Kinder ® Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder ® Mix Chocolate Treats basket.
The company says the products may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
The voluntary recall is for two products in the U.S.
The products are being recalled because they were manufactured in a facility where Salmonella typhimurium was detected.
While there are no reports of illness in the United States to date, Ferrero is voluntarily recalling the products out of an abundance of caution due to reported cases of Salmonella in consumers that consumed products in Europe that were manufactured at the same facility.
No other Kinder products produced for the U.S. market are included in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product should not eat the product and may contact the Ferrero customer service line Monday - Friday 9 am-6 pm EST at 1-800-688-3552 or via https://www.ferreronorthamerica.com/contact-US-residentsExternal Link Disclaimer for a product refund.