Kinder products linked to salmonella outbreak still found on Scottish retail shelves
Investigations by Local Authority Environmental Health teams found a substantial number of businesses with recalled product still available for sale.
In response to this, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) issued a warning the public to continue to be on the lookout for certain Kinder products and advised that the products should not be purchased or eaten.
The products, which were recalled by Ferrero in early April, have been linked to an ongoing salmonella outbreak. A number of these cases have been young children.
Stuart McAdam, FSS Head of Incidents, urged small business owners to ensure that recalled Kinder products are removed.
“Investigations have found that some products previously recalled remain on retailer shelves. In addition, products intended for the European market only, that have been recalled by Ferrero in Europe, have been subsequently imported into the UK by UK importers not linked to Ferrero.
“While FSS continues to work closely with Local Authorities and Public Health Scotland, I would urge any small business owner to double check their stock to ensure recalled product isn’t available for sale.
“Any members of the public who have bought or spot recalled Kinder products on shelves or online are advised to raise the issue with the retailer and report the matter to their Local Authority so that action can be taken.”
The full list of recalled products, including a selection of European labelled products can be found here.