Ferrero Canada Ltd. is recalling certain Kinder brand chocolate products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by the company, but there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products in Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products, and more public notifications will follow.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
If you think you became sick from consuming the chocolates, call your doctor, and also check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.