National Health Surveillance Agency (infinite) The list of chocolates expanded with a ban on sales in Brazil. As of Wednesday (27th), all products are from Kinder Choco-Bons Made in Belgium It is imported into the country on suspicion of salmonella contamination.
The latest measure, released on April 20, only banned white chocolate, but infinite The restriction needs to be expanded because “Ferero do Brasil reports that it has identified the marketing of many of these products, which were imported into the country by third parties,” the agency reported.
According to the agency, “this chocolate is made with cocoa and white flavors and is available in 46g, 125g, 200g and 300g packages.”
Products manufactured by Ferrero (Kinder chocolate maker) in Brazil are not affected by the decision.
In addition, Ferrero has also started voluntary batch collection of products. “All measures are already being taken so that the product is not found in stores, but it is always important that the consumer knows how to identify it by reading the information on the label,” he told infinite.
Therefore, the consumer who bought this product needs to check whether it was manufactured in Belgium. If a person has products of this origin, The infinite He advises her to contact Ferrero customer service to get the set.
Ferrero do Brasil stated that it “does not sell the product in the country”, but that it “became aware” of a third-party company “with which it has no business relationship” and that it “independently” imported Schoko-Bons chocolate. However, it says it will conduct the “voluntary collection” of the products.
“All other Kinder products distributed by Ferrero do Brasil are safe to consume and are not affected by this group,” he says.
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Belgian health authorities earlier this month ordered the Italian company Ferrero, which owns the Kinder brand, to Stopping its production in its factory in the country due to the association of salmonella infection with chocolate infection.
Kinder products sold in many European countries have been recalled after they were suspected of being contaminated with bacteria. The recalled products are manufactured in Belgium.
Ferrero collected several batches of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs and other products off shelves in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and the United States. The company has not linked the measure to cases of salmonella.
But Belgium’s Food Safety Agency says it has identified more than 100 cases of salmonella in Ferrero production in the south of the country. The agency asked consumers not to eat any of the collected products: Kinder Surprise, Kinder Surprise Maxi, Kinder Mini Eggs, and Kinder Schokobons.
The Belgian factory accounts for about 7% of the total global volume of Kinder products.
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