Additional products have been added to a Canadian recall of certain Kinder brand chocolates linked to an outbreak of salmonella in Europe and the U.K.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no illnesses reported in Canada in association with the affected products distributed by Ferrero Canada Ltd.
The new recalled items include Kinder Advent Calendars, Kinder Surprise Frozen, Kinder Surprise Trolls, and Kinder Surprise The Smurfs.
The agency had previously announced a recall for Kinder Schoko−Bons, Happy Moments − Kinder Confections Assortment, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Egg Hunt Kits, Kinder Mix 7 Easter Treats, Kinder Surprise Miraculous, Kinder Surprise Natoons, and Kinder Surprise.
The products were sold nationally in a variety of sizes, with best before dates ranging from March 2, 2022 to Nov. 29, 2022.
The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.
Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short−term fever, headache, and nausea to more serious issues including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said last week the chocolate products were identified “as the likely route of infection” in an outbreak involving 134 children mainly under 10 years of age, several of whom have been hospitalized.
The chocolates are also being recalled in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the U.K., Norway and Sweden.
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