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RECALL: Popular Kinder Chocolate Recall Due to Salmonella Risk

If you’ve done your Easter shopping and you know you’ve got some delicious Kinder chocolates hidden away, it’s time to check your stash. Ferrero Rocher has issued a Kinder chocolate recall on several of their popular range, including Easter goodies, amid fears of salmonella contamination.

Urgent Kinder chocolate recall

The Kinder chocolate range is super popular with kids and parents alike, so it’s important that you check your chocolate stash, no matter what.

If you’ve bought the Kinder Easter Basket, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise Maxi or Kinder Surprise Maxi – Nantoons of late, please check the recall details below.

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RECALL: popular Kinder chocolate recall for 4 main products. Source: Food Standards Australia

What you need to know

The Kinder chocolate recall details: Ferrero Australia Pty.​ Ltd. is conducting a recall of the following four chocolate products:

  • Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6x20g)​ with Best Before dates from 7/10/22 up to and including 20/11/22
  • Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g with Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g with Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi – Natoons 100g with Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22

The products have been available for sale at nationally at Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, independent food retailers including IGA and petrol stations, and online. Basically everywhere.

The problem: The recall is due to potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination of the food products. ​

What is the food safety hazard: Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed. No one wants to be sick from eating chocolate – or at least not like this!

Salmonella symptoms include headaches, fever, severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Salmonella symptoms can be a lot worse in young children, pregnant women, older people and those who are immunocompromised. So please do keep a close eye on anyone who has potentially consumed the chocolate.

What to do: Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone who has eaten the chocolate and is concerned about their health should seek medical advice immediately.

You can see the full Kinder chocolate recall notice at Food Standards Australia.

All is not lost…

The Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue and pink varieties sold in Australia are not affected. All other Ferrero products, including other Kinder products, are not affected by this recall. PHEW!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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