Update (Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2022)
This recall has now been expanded to include 23 Kinder brand chocolate products.
A total of 10 Kinder brand chocolate products have been recalled in the week before the Easter holidays.
On Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2022, the Government of Canada issued notice of a product recall on the items, which are manufactured by Ferrero Canada Ltd. under the brand name ‘Kinder,’ a brand most commonly associated with ‘Kinder Surprise Eggs.’
“Ferrero Canada Ltd. is recalling certain Kinder brand chocolate products from the marketplace due to possible salmonella contamination,” the Government of Canada said in its notice. “The recalled products have been sold nationally.”
Among the recalled products are three types of Kinder Surprise eggs, two types of ‘Egg Hunt Kits,’ a handful of mixed confections products, and two sizes of ‘Kinder Mini Eggs.’
“Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis,” the Government of Canada said in the notice.
However, the government website noted that this recall was triggered by the company and that, “there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products in Canada,” at this time.
For further details, visit the Government of Canada’s recall notice here.