Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) has officially asked to collect chocolates from Kinder Made in EuropeAfter the Italian giant Ferrero realized that the sweets, which are part of the quantities, were contaminated salmonella Arrived in Brazil. According to the company, the import – which relates to the Schoko-bons product – could have been done by third parties, without any connection with Ferrero.
The agency’s decision setting out the recall of products is published in the Official Gazette this Thursday (28), and also directs a ban on the marketing, distribution and use of foodstuffs, all of which are made in Belgium.
Chocolate from the factory in Belgium was the subject of an international alert reporting an outbreak Salmonella typhimurium. So far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 151 cases of chocolate-related contamination have been reported in at least 11 countries.
“If you have purchased this product, we ask that you do not consume it and contact Customer Service at 0800701 6595 and email [email protected] for exchange or refund. All other Kinder products distributed by Ferrero do Brasil are safe to consume and are not affected by this withdrawal.
As a precaution, Anvisa recommends consumers who own or intend to purchase Kinder brand chocolate to check the product manufacturer’s statements on the label.
Check the products list:
Kinder Surprise Maxi 100 gm
Kinder Surprise 1 x 20 gm
Kinder Surprise 1 x 20 gm 60 gm
Kinder Surprise 4 x 20 gm (80 gm)
Kinder Schokobons White and/or Cocoa 46g 125g and 200g
Kinder Chocobons 300 gm
Kinder Mix Amaranth 133 gm
Kinder Mix Advent Calendar 127 g
Kinder Mix Eggs Hazelnut 100gm
Kinder mini mixed eggs 250 gm
Kinder Happy Moments 162g
The problem was identified in Factory in Arlon, BelgiumLtd., which produces about 7% of all Kinder products distributed to more than 60 countries, including Europe, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mexico.
The contamination concentration was a stage of processing the curd in a permeable filter of two raw material tanks. The place was cleared at the end of last year, but tested positive for salmonella again in January of this year.
On April 8, the authorities in Belgium ordered the Arlon plant to be closed indefinitely. In a statement, Ferrero apologized for the “sincere apologies” for the infections.
The type discovered in the factory was Salmonella typhimuriumwhich usually causes vomiting, cramps, diarrhea and fever above 39°C, which can cause bacteremia, a condition lasting more than a week, with headache, malaise and chills, but without diarrhoea.
In some cases, especially in children, the elderly, pregnant women, or people with weakened immune systems, this infection can be fatal. Treatment is supportive, such as intravenous fluids, antipyretics and pain relievers, as well as antibiotics.
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