Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Kinder Joy chocolate under probe over salmonella infections

Kids chocolate makers Kinder Joy is under investigation by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) over health concerns.

This follows action by European markets to withdraw the products from the Italian company from the supermarkets over fears of Salmonella infections in children.

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Following the revelation, KEBS has confirmed an ongoing investigation to establish if the products sold in Kenya could contain such concerns by taking samples for testing.

“We shall take samples for the test to ascertain they are ok,”  Said KEBS MD Bernard Njiraini to Business Daily.

Besides Kinder Joy, Ferrero also produces other products namely Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tacs that are sold worldwide.

Consumers in the UK have also been advised by food safety agency (FSA) to avoid a specific batch of the chocolates especially during the Easter holidays as cases of infection could be on the rise.

“We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products already in their home are affected by this recall,” Said Tina Potter, head of FSA.

According to a report by BBC, 63 consumers have fallen ill after consumptions with other cases being reported in Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland and Netherlands.

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