Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd Recalls Kinder Brand Chocolates Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination


Reference Number 153/2022
Source Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand
Type of Information Food Recall
Questionable food products

Product type

Chocolate products with/without a toy

Name of product (size), Batch marking, Date marking, Package size and description

All batches and all dates of the below products, manufactured in Arlon, Belgium, are affected by this recall:

·         Kinder Surprise Maxi brand Eggs (100g only) (Miraculous Variety, Natoons Variety, Disney Frozen Variety, and Christmas Variety)  

·         Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut (all sizes)

·         Kinder Happy Moments Ballotin (190g) (Christmas product - 2021)

·         Kinder Maxi Mix (133g) with plush toy (Christmas product - 2021)


In addition to the above 4 products, all Kinder products with a country of origin as 'Made in Belgium' should not be consumed.

The following photographs show the Country of Origin location on the products:

Ballotin country of origin 

KS Maxi country of origin 

Mini Eggs country of origin 

Plush Toy country of origin 


The products are imported from Belgium, products manufactured in any other countries are not affected by this recall.

This is an extension of recall notices published on 7 and 8 April 2022 to include additional products, multiple batches, varieties and retail outlets.

Only Kinder brand products from Belgium are affected. All other Kinder products (including Kinder Surprise 20g eggs made in Italy), sold in New Zealand are not affected by this recall.

Other product, packaging and design variations under Kinder brand sold by Countdown, FreshChoice, SuperValue, Pak'n Save, New World and Four Square supermarkets, Kmart and The Warehouse stores are not affected by this recall.

Expiry date/Batch
See above.
Manufacturer/ Distributor Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd
Reasons for recall
Ferrero Australia Pty Ltd is recalling all batches and dates of specific Kinder brand chocolates due to the possible presence of Salmonella.
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