Easter is around the corner, which means candy sales are on the rise.
But ahead of the sugar rush, Ferrero Canada Ltd., the company behind Kinder brand chocolates, is recalling 10 of its products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The products, listed below, have been sold nationally, according to a Wednesday recall alert posted to the Government of Canada’s website.
The Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warns people not to eat the recalled products. Instead, toss them in the trash or return them to the store where they were purchased.
That’s because food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make people sick, health officials say.
“Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections,” states the recall alert.
“Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.”
A food safety investigation continues, but as of Thursday afternoon the CFIA has reported no illnesses associated with the recalled products.
Ferrero Canada Ltd. is recalling certain Kinder brand chocolate products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.
— Canadian Food Inspection Agency (@InspectionCan) April 7, 2022