Research – France and UK most affected in Ferrero Salmonella outbreak; one case in U.S.

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France and the United Kingdom have the most patients in the Ferrero chocolate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 450 people.

The UK has 122 monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium patients.

Santé publique France reported that as of June 2, there were 118 sick people in the country. This is up from the 81 cases reported on May 4.

French patients have a median age of 4 years old and includes 57 girls and 61 boys. Onset of symptoms occurred between Jan. 20 and April 4, 2022.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized because of salmonellosis but they have since been discharged and no deaths were reported.

Fifty-one cases have been interviewed by Santé publique France and all of them, except one, reported consumption of Kinder chocolates.

Nicolas Neykov, the head of Ferrero France, told the newspaper Le Parisien in May that more than 3,000 tons of Kinder products have been withdrawn and the incident will cost the company “tens of millions of Euros.”

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