Singapore has issued a recall of 4 Kinder chocolate products due to possible presence of Salmonella.

Customers overseas reported falling ill with Salmonella infection after consuming these sweet treats, prompting the recalls for Kinder products in Singapore as well.


Singapore has issued a recall of 4 Kinder chocolate products due to possible presence of Salmonella.

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has recalled Kinder chocolate products from Belgium due to the possible presence of Salmonella. The recall has been issued since Wednesday (6th April). Yesterday (12th April), SFA expanded its recall of Kinder products to include one additional product.


The four recalled Kinder chocolate products are as follows:
  1. Kinder Schokobons

  2. Kinder Surprise Maxi

  3. Kinder Mini Eggs

  4. Kinder Egg Hunt Kit


“The move comes after The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued a notification on the recall of some batches of the product from Belgium.” - CNA Lifestyle


The compromised product from Belgium has a ‘best before date’ of between 11th July 2022 and 7th Oct 2022. Therefore, if you have purchased the compromised product, you are advised not to consume it - as mentioned by SFA.

 
Things you need to know about Salmonella Infection:

Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Usually, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within eight to 72 hours. Most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment.


Some of the possible symptoms:

  1. Nausea

  2. Vomiting

  3. Abdominal Cramps

  4. Diarrhea

  5. Fever

  6. Chills

  7. Headache

  8. Blood in the stool


For more information regarding Salmonella you may check this page



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References: CNA Lifestyle (website) The Straits Times (website) Mayo Clinic (website)