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Posted On: 5 April 2022 08:23 pm
Updated On: 5 April 2022 08:25 pm

MOPH warns against possible contamination of Kinder Surprise chocolate egg

Tracy Quirino
Tracy Quirino
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​The Ministry of Public Health warns consumers against Kinder Surprise chocolate egg, a product of Belgium origin, with the printed expiration date between 11/7/2022 and 7/10/2022, upon receiving information on the possibility of contamination with salmonella bacteria.

The manufacturer has notified about the withdrawal of the product, which was distributed in the UK after 57 cases of poisoning were suspected there.

The Ministry of Public Health has taken precautionary measures to make sure that the product with the mentioned dates and origin is not available in shops or markets. The Ministry of Public Health has also circulated to suppliers to withdraw the suspected product from the markets if it exists, noting that the importation of this type of chocolate from Belgium is carried out on a very small scale.

The Ministry also directed its inspectors to take random samples of the product regardless of the country of origin or the expiration date and refer them for laboratory analysis as an additional precautionary measure. Ports have also been circulated to withdraw samples from the coming shipments and analyze them to verify their safety, validity and conformity to the relevant requirements.

It is noteworthy that salmonella is one of the bacteria that causes food poisoning in the event of eating contaminated foods.

Source and cover image credit: MoPH