PARSIPPANY, NJ – Easter is right around the corner, but a company is recalling two popular brands of chocolate due to potential salmonella contamination.
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United Statesbased in Parsippany, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling its Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Baskets, according to an updated notice from the US Food and Drug Administration.
In its updated alert on Tuesday, Ferrero added a warning to consumers that there may be other Kinder products – apart from the recall – also being sold, which were intended for overseas markets and not authorized for sale in United States.
In its initial recall notice, Ferrero said the two products, which were sold in several US markets, may have been contaminated with salmonella typhimurium.
“Although there are no reports of illness in the United States to date, Ferrero is voluntarily recalling the products out of caution due to reported cases of Salmonella in consumers who have consumed products in Europe that were manufactured in the same factory,” said the FDA said in his Press release.
No other Kinder products distributed or sold by Ferrero USA are included in the updated recall, the FDA said.
The Kinder Happy Moments chocolate assortment is packaged in a 14.1-ounce square box with a lid and has a best before date of July 18, 2022, according to NJ.com. According to FDAthe recalled product lot numbers, which can be found on the back panel of the item, are: 48RUP334, 48RUP335, 48RUP 336 and 48RUP337.
This product was likely sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores nationwide and at Costco stores in the San Francisco and northern Nevada area, the FDA said.
The Kinder Mix chocolate treat basket comes in a 5.3-ounce cardboard basket with an expiration date of July 30, 2022, according to the FDA.
This product was likely sold in 14 Big Y supermarkets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, NJ.com reported. The lot number for this recalled product is 03L 018AR – 306 and is located on the back panel, according to the website.
The packaging must have the following description printed on the back: “Excl. Dist. Ferrero USA, Inc., Parsippany, NJ 07054,” Ferrero said during the voluntary recall. If not, consumers are urged to discard the products.
Consumers who have purchased both products can contact Ferrero Customer Service at 800-688-3552, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit https://www.ferreronorthamerica.com/contact-US-residentsExternal Links Disclaimer for product replacement.
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