Nigeria – Public Alert No.030/2022 – Ferrero Voluntarily Recalls Kinder® Surprise 20g and 20gx3 chocolate products manufactured by Italian based company Ferrero – Salmonella

NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control is notifying the public that Italian based company Ferrero is recalling Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20g x3 with best before dates between 11th July 2022 and 7th October 2022 due to the possible presence of Salmonella.  The products are being recalled because they were manufactured in a facility where Salmonella Typhimurium was detected.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe ill.

Details.

PRODUCT PACK SIZE BEST BEFORE DATES
Kinder Mini Eggs 75g All best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 2022
Kinder Egg Hunt Kit 150g All best before dates between 20th April and 21st August 2022
Kinder Surprise 100g All best before dates between 20th April and 21st August 2022
Kinder Schokobons 200g All best before dates between 20th April and 21st August 2022
BATCHES PREVIOUSLY RECALLED IN FSAI FOOD ALERT 2022.23
Kinder Surprise 20g All best before dates between 11th July and 7th October 2022
Kinder Surprise 20g x 3 All best before dates between 11th July and 7th October 2022

Recommendation

Members of the public already in possession of the above stated product batch are implored not to consume the product and handover stock to the nearest NAFDAC office. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your doctor.

Consumers are encouraged to report consumer complaints, any Adverse/allergic  reaction related to the use of any regulated product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks), via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng

References

www.fsai.ie/news_centre/food_alerts/kinder_surprise_recall.htm

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