(NewsReady.com) – ‘Tis the season for chocolate! Americans are flocking to grocery stores to buy sweet treats to help out the Easter Bunny. However, one popular company is asking consumers to get rid of their chocolate treats.
On Tuesday, April 12, Ferrero asked US consumers to throw away Kinder chocolates that weren’t intended to be sold in America. The company had previously recalled the Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats basket and Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment because Salmonella Typhimurium was found in the manufacturing plant.
According to the CDC, Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Certainly, none of the things kids expect the Easter Bunny to deliver in their baskets. If gone untreated, the infection could cause death.
The CDC put out a notice that also told Americans to dispose of the chocolate assortments they’d purchased in the US.
KINDER CHOCOLATE RECALL: Do not eat or give away recalled Kinder chocolate. It may be contaminated with Salmonella.
•Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment
•Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Basket
Return to store or contact Ferrero for refund. More info: https://t.co/UR39pMOvjJ pic.twitter.com/4Pl1JPFE58
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 13, 2022
People who have purchased the treats in an American store can contact the stores or the company to get refunds. The company has said there haven’t been any reports of illnesses in the US, and is working with government health officials to address the issue.
There are also recalls in Spain, Italy, Britain, Belgium, and Ireland. Those recalls include the Kinder Surprise eggs.
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