Update on Salmonella cases linked to confectionary products

17 May 2022

Article: 56/1908

On 5 May 2022, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued an update on their investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella linked to some Kinder products made in one of Ferrero’s factories, in Arlon, Belgium. 

The UKHSA, working in partnership on this investigation with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS), Public Health Scotland (PHS), Public Health Wales (PHW) and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland, as well as international public health and food safety authorities, report that 101 cases are now linked to this outbreak in the UK, with most of the cases being in children under five years of age. Further information on case numbers in all affected countries can be found on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) website

On 7 May 2022, the FSA issued a new update of recalled items by Ferrero, which should be accessed along with the previously reported update, as both updates are valid. 

Source: UKHSA, 6 May 2022