The National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) received an alert today (14) issued by the International Network of Food Safety Authorities (INFOSAN) regarding an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in Kinder Brand Chocolates. As per the notice, Brazil is not included in the list of countries to which the product is distributed.
In a statement, the agency said on Thursday (15) that it is monitoring information from authorities in Europe about cases of infection with Salmonella typhimurium linked to the consumption of chocolates from the Ferrero company manufactured in Belgium and distributed in various countries.
Representatives of the Ferrero company in Brazil sent an official statement to Anvisa, in which they reported that contamination occurred at the factory in Arlon, Belgium, and that operations were suspended.
The company also reported that it has begun assembling the products in all destination countries, and that the contamination does not reach chocolates sold in Brazil.
“Unvisa follows up case monitoring with the company and follows up on information provided by other international authorities”, the note highlighted.
As a preventive measure, the agency recommends that consumers who have or intend to purchase Kinder brand chocolate check the product manufacturer’s data on the label, particularly in Arlon, Belgium.
Kinder products made in this factory are: Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g, Kinder Surprise 1 x 20g, Kinder Surprise 3 x 20g (60g), Kinder Surprise 4 x 20g (80g), Kinder Skokobons White 200g, Kinder Skokobans 200g, Kinder Skokobans 125g, Kinder Skokobans 300g, Kinder Mix Plush 133g, Kinder Mix Advent Calendar 127g, Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g, Kinder Mini Eggs Mix 250g, Kinder Happy Moments 162g. Complaints can be forwarded through Anvisa Ombudsman on the Fala.BR platform.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Justice, through the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacom), notified Ferrero do Brasil in the sense that the company was formally Memorization from kinder chocolate Or provide an explanation on the safety of the product in the country.