Some Kinder chocolates recalled days before Easter due to salmonella risks, CDC says

If you’ve purchased the recalled chocolates, don’t consume them

Two Kinder chocolate Easter products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination (FDA via Ferrero U.S.A.)

With Easter just days away, be careful what you’re putting into your sweet treat baskets.

The manufacturer of Kinder chocolate, Ferrero, is recalling two Kinder chocolate products due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The recalled Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket and Kinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers Assortment products were made in Belgium where salmonella was found, according to the CDC. Out of caution, the products are being recalled.

According to the CDC, no reports of illness have been reported in the U.S., but there are reported cases in Europe, coming from Kinder products made in the same facility.

No other Kinder products are included in the recall.

If you do have these Kinder chocolates, here’s what to look for to see if it’s recalled:

ProductKinder Happy Moments Milk Chocolate and Crispy Wafers AssortmentKinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket
Size and package type14.1 OZ (400g) square box with lid5.3 OZ (152g) cardboard basket
Best by date and locationJuly 18, 2022 (back panel)July 30, 2022 (bottom of package)
Lot codes and location48RUP334; 48RUP335; 48RUP 336; 48RUP337 (back panel)03L 018AR – 306 (bottom of package)
UPC code and location09800 52025 (right side panel)09800 60209 (bottom of package)
Retail locationsCostco in the Bay Area and Northern Nevada and BJ’s Wholesale Club stores14 Big Y Supermarket locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts

If you have purchased any of the recalled Kinder treats, the CDC recommends not consuming the products and contacting the Ferrero customer service line for replacement. The phone line is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-800-688-3552.

You can also visit Ferrero’s website here to replace your Kinder products.

The company said in a statement that it “deeply regrets this situation” and that it will “continue to work cooperatively with the Food and Drug Administration to address this matter.”

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