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Recall: Certain Ferrero products are currently being phased out due to salmonella risk. Does that include baby chocolate and baby bars?

Cologne – After the great Ferrero recall, also from Rewe, consumers in Germany are asking themselves many questions. Especially which products are affected. Because classic children’s chocolate and children’s bars are particularly popular with many. Are batches of Rewe, Aldi, Kaufland and Co. also affected by the salmonella risk?

direction Alba, Italy
number of employees 38,767 (2021)
Sales volume € 12.7 billion (2021)
Countries of sale over 170
foundation 1946, Italy
owner Giovanni Ferrero
CEO Lapo Civiletti (1. Sept. 2017–)

Ferrero recall does not apply to children’s chocolate and children’s bars

The Ferrero salmonella scandal has intensified in recent days. There is a major recall in many supermarkets in Germany, such as Netto, Edeka, Penny, Kaufland, Aldi, Lidl, Globus and Rewe. But this does not apply to every Ferrero product that is on the shelves of food companies. Incidentally, children’s chocolate and children’s bars are not interested, as a Ferrero spokesperson explains at the request of 24RHEIN. “The chocolate and children’s bars are not produced at the Arlon plant,” the spokesperson said. Only the Belgian plant was affected by the salmonella outbreak. There is therefore no danger with other “baby” products.

Ferrero recall: list – these baby products are interested

Kinder Surprise Pack 3er (3x 20g) Classic Egg 4008400240329 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Pack of 3 pink eggs (3x 20 g). 4008400480329 all MHD
Chocolates for children 125g 5413548280189 all MHD
Chocolates for children 200g 5413548283128 all MHD
Chocolates for children 300g 4008400621722 all MHD
Chocolates for children 200g + 25g for free 4008400280127 all MHD
Chocolates for children 300g + 50g for free 4008400621920 all MHD
Chocolates for children 350g 8000500269633 all MHD
Chocolates for children 500g 5413548015552 all MHD
White Chocolates For Children 200g 8000500289877 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Egg 100g 4008400231327 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Pink Egg 100g 4008400230825 all MHD
Kinder Mini Hazelnut Eggs 100g 8000500196809 all MHD
Kinder Mini Cocoa Eggs 100g 8000500361207 all MHD
Kinder Mini Eggs Kinder Chocolate 100g 8000500234303 all MHD
Kinder Mix Colored Mix 132g 4008400313221 all MHD
86 g baby basket 8000500350911 all MHD
Mixed bag for children 193 g 8000500371466 all MHD
Kinder Happy Moments 162g 8000500284391 all MHD
Kinder Happy Moments mini mix – Greetings Edition 162g 8000500284391 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Smurfs Egg 100g 8000500269008 all MHD
Kinder Mini Mix of Eggs 250g 8000500295168 all MHD
Plush Maxi Mix for Children 133g 4008400271323 all MHD
Kinder Surprise 4er Pack (4x20g) 4008400240527 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Classic Christmas Egg 100g 4008400230726 all MHD
Kinder Surprise Maxi Christmas Egg Pink 100g 4008400231723 all MHD
Mixed boots for children 219 g 8000500371435 all MHD
Children mix 193g gift bag 8000500370551 all MHD
Plush Maxi Mix for Children 133g 4008400270326 all MHD
Mixed Desk Advent Calendar for Kids 127g 8000500242131 all MHD
K Mix Easter gift box, 194 g 8000500390160 all MHD

All “children’s” products manufactured at the Arlon plant in Belgium are affected by the Ferrero recall. The Rewe supermarket has now launched a major recall and warns against consuming more than 20 items containing baby chocolate. The EAN number can be used to determine exactly which Ferrero products are affected.

Where can I find the EAN VB number?

EAN stands for “European Article Number” and is used to label retail products. The VB EAN number is also the safest way to recognize if the products you have purchased are affected by a recall. The number is located under the barcode (s) and in most cases consists of 13 digits (8 digits for very small products). If the packaging has the same EAN number as that specified at the time of product collection, the product must not be eaten under any circumstances and can be returned.

Rewe callback: can you return Ferrero children’s products?

Rewe has stopped selling all products on the list and is asking all stores to remove relevant Ferrero items from their shelves. “We advise consumers who have purchased any of the affected products not to consume it,” Ferrero said in a recall posted by Rewe. Customers can also return goods without a receipt. According to Ferrero Germany, only products manufactured in Arlon, Belgium are affected by the salmonella epidemic.

Ferrero recall: Salmonella infestation as early as December 2021 – public prosecutor ascertained

It is now known that the Salmonella infestation occurred on December 15, 2021 at the Ferrero plant in Arlon, Belgium. According to its own statements, Ferrero responded by withholding related products. Additionally, the candy manufacturer is said to have replaced filters on two raw material tanks where the infestation was detected and increased product controls. However, Ferrero is now heavily criticized as the salmonella epidemic is taking on ever greater proportions.

The affected Ferrero factory in Belgium has already been closed, but that’s not the end of the story. Because now the Belgian prosecutor is investigating the confectionery giant Ferrero. The Afsca supervisory authority had already temporarily withdrawn the Ferrero production license for the Arlon plant on Friday (April 8) until all food safety rules and requirements were met.

The Ferrero recall at Rewe affects over 20 products. (Iconic image) © Geisser / Imago

Recall for salmonella risk: Ferrero expects losses at Easter

After the salmonella outbreak, the confectionery group now assumes that spring will be financially worse than usual: “Of course, we expect losses in our Easter business,” Ferrero Germany said on Monday evening (April 11). dpa-Request with. “However, the complete elaboration of the facts has the highest priority for us at the moment.” (os con dpa) More news on the 24RHEIN homepage. Tip: Find out on a daily basis what is happening in NRW – simply sign up for our free 24RHEIN newsletter.

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