HK Removes Salmonella-Linked Kinder Products From Shelves

Hong Kong Removes Salmonella-Linked Kinder Products From Shelves Amid Global Recall

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department warned the public against consuming Kinder’s Egg Hunt Kit from Belgium amid a global recall of the said product due to a potential salmonella infection.

"The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, earlier noted notices issued by the Food Standards Agency of the U.K. and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) that certain Kinder products are under recall because they might have been contaminated by salmonella," a spokesman for the CFS said.

Other Kinder products on an expanded recall list have been imported to Hong Kong. City Super Limited, the company importing Kinder to Hong Kong, has already stopped the sale and removed the concerned products from shelves.

"Salmonella infection may cause fever and gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The effects on infants, young children, the elderly and persons with a weak immune system could be more severe and may even lead to death," the spokesman said.

The public may call 2736 3866 during office hours for concerns about the recall.

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