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BREAKING: Check your Easter stash - it may have salmonella


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By Peter Holmes


A popular range of Easter chocolates sold in stores including Coles, Woolworths and IGA has been recalled over concerns the product may be contaminated with salmonella.


Ferrero Australia Pty. Ltd is conducting a recall of:


* Kinder Easter Basket 120g (6x20g). Best Before dates from 7/10/22 up to and including 20/11/22


* Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut 100g. Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22


* Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g. Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22


* Kinder Surprise Maxi – Natoons 100g. Best Before dates from 23/8/22 up to and including 13/9/22.



The affected products. Supplied.

The products have been available for sale nationally at Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, independent food retailers including IGA and petrol stations, and online.







The NSW Food Authority stated: "The recall is due to potential microbial (Salmonella) contamination. Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed."


The Kinder Surprise 20g single and three-pack eggs in white, blue and pink varieties sold in Australia are not affected.





All other Ferrero products, including other Kinder products, are not affected by this recall.


The origin of these products was Belgium.


All Kinder products manufactured in Italy are not affected by this recall.

"Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund," said the food authority.



"Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice."


For further information contact: Ferrero Australia Pty. Ltd; 1800 627 231; ConsumerCare.Aus@ferrero.com; www.ferrero.com.au


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