More children’s chocolate products have been recalled in Canada due to Salmonella contamination concerns.
Health Canada announced Monday that more products are being pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination. More than 20 products are now on the recall list, including Easter eggs for kids and advent calendars. The products are sold across Canada, according to the national health agency.
Confectionary maker Ferrero Canada Ltd. An initial recall was issued last week, but it has since been expanded.
“No illnesses associated with the consumption of these products have been reported in Canada,” Health Canada said in the recall notice.
Ferrero has recalled several shipments of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs and other products from shelves in Spain, the UK, Ireland and the US. Belgian health authorities on Friday ordered the Italian confectionary maker to halt production at its Belgian factory after investigating dozens of salmonella cases linked to the company’s Kinder chocolate.
Health Canada warns to call your doctor if you think you have become ill from consuming the recalled product. If you purchased recalled products, throw them in the trash or return them to the place of purchase.
Some short-term symptoms of salmonella include fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Salmonella can also cause long-term problems in young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.