Anvisa (National Health Monitoring Agency) officially requested the collection of chocolates Kinder made in EuropeItalian giant Ferrero recognized that the sweets that are part of the batches are contaminated with salmonella arrived in Brazil. According to the company, the import, which is related to a Scoco-Bones product, would have been done by a third party that has no affiliation with Ferrero.
The resolution of the agency that prescribes the return of products is published in the Official Gazette this Thursday (28), and also directs the ban on the marketing, distribution and use of all food products manufactured in Belgium.
Chocolates from a factory in Belgium were the subject of an international alert after the outbreak was reported Salmonella Typhimurium. According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), 151 cases of chocolate-related contamination have been reported in at least 11 countries so far.
“If you have purchased this product, we ask that you do not consume it and contact customer service on 0800 701 6595 and email [email protected] for exchange or return. All other Kinder products distributed by Ferrero do Brasil are safe for consumption and are not affected by this clearance.
As a preventive measure, Anvisa recommends that consumers who own or intend to purchase Kinder brand chocolate check the product manufacturer’s data on the label.
Check Product List:
Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g
Kinder Surprise 1 X 20g
Kinder Surprise 1 X 20g 60g
Kinder Surprise 4 x 20 g (80 g)
Kinder Scokobans White and/or Cocoa 46g 125g and 200g
Kinder Scocobans 300g
Kinder Mix Plush 133 g
Kinder Mix Advent Calendar 127g
Kinder Mix Eggs Hazelnut 100g
Kinder Mini Eggs Mix 250g
Kinder Happy Moments 162g
Identifying the problem a. was done in Belgian city Arlon. factory inWhich produces approximately 7% of all Kinder products distributed in more than 60 countries, including Europe, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mexico.
The contamination focus was a stage of residue processing in the outlet filters of the two raw material tanks. The place was disinfected late last year, but tested positive for salmonella again in January this year.
On 8 April, Belgian authorities ordered the closure of the Arlon plant indefinitely. In a statement, Ferrero apologized for his “sincere apologies” for the contamination cases.
The type found in the factory was salmonella typhimuriumwhich usually causes vomiting, cramps, diarrhea and fever above 39 °C, which can cause bacteremia, a condition that lasts for more than a week, headache, malaise and chills, but also diarrhea Without it.
In some cases, especially in children, the elderly, pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems, this infection can be fatal. Treatment is supportive, such as intravenous fluids and antipyretics and pain relievers, as well as antibiotics.