As Easter approaches the holiday has been dealt a troubling blow after a popular chocolate product was recalled from supermarket shelves across Australia following fears of possible Salmonella contamination.
Ferrero Australia conducted the recall of Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6x20g), Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g, Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g and Kinder Surprise Maxi – Natoons 100g.
The contaminated products, that were manufactured in Belgium, have been available for sale across Australia at major supermarket chains such as Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, independent food retailers including IGA and petrol stations, as well as online.
⚠️ Food Recall⚠️Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd is recalling their Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6x20g), Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g, Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g and Kinder Surprise Maxi – Natoons 100g.
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Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) said “the recall is due to potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination.”
“Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed,” a statement from FSANZ said.
“Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.”
FSANZ advised that the Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue and pink varieties sold in Australia are not affected by the recall along with all other Ferrero products.