In the European Union and the United Kingdom, 105 Salmonella infections have already been linked to eating Kinder Surprise and Schokobons. The contaminated chocolate is manufactured in a Belgian factory in Arlon. According to health authorities, the first case was discovered in the UK on January 7. Since February 17, infections have been detected in many countries.
In cooperation with food safety authorities, the company has investigated the source of the salmonella contamination. “As part of the control measures, Salmonella was discovered on December 15 at the Arlon site in Belgium. After a thorough investigation, the cause was identified as a candidate for two raw material tanks. Materials and finished products were banned and not delivered,” she said in a statement.
Ferrero says it no longer uses the filter and that it has “significantly” increased checks on products.
The Federal Food Agency, FASFC, said in its response that it was not involved in the investigation that Ferrero is contacting and that its own investigation is still ongoing. “Extensive analyzes” have been done into this and it is still too early to draw conclusions, it seems.
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