An Unfortunate Kinder Surprise

Kinder Surprise Chocolates have been recalled in New Zealand

Ferrero chocolate and confectionary company have extended their recall of Kinder chocolate products due to a possible salmonella bacteria contamination.

The original recall covered Kinder products with best before dates up to the 7th of October 2022, however, this has now been extended to include ALL Kinder products made in Belgium, from all batches and date ranges.

The following batches of products are confirmed to be imported and part of the recall: Kinder Surprise Maxi Eggs (100g) White, Natoons, Frozen, Christmas and Miraculous Range, Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut, Kinder Happy Moments Ballotin (190g) (Christmas product), and Kinder (133g) with a plush toy (Christmas product).

The recalled products have been sold at major retail stores throughout New Zealand, including New World, PAK’nSAVE, Four Square, Countdown, FreshChoice, SuperValue, Kmart and The Warehouse.

There have been no reported Salmonella-related illnesses due to the confectionary in New Zealand. However, symptoms include fever, diarrhoea and stomach cramps that can last between four and six days. Customers are asked to act with caution and check the label of all Kinder Chocolates for the 'Made in Belgium' brand.