Sunday, May 19, 2024

No joy for Kinder Joy:Chocolate on probe over health safety concerns

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has put world’s second largest chocolate company which makes Kinder Joy chocolates on notice over health concerns.

The product from the Italian candy maker Ferrero,were pulled off the shelves by the European markets over safety concerns.

The authorities halted the sale of the product which is popular among children after fears that it led to a salmonella outbreak.

Speaking during an interview with one of the local dailys, KEBS managing director Bernard Njiraini noted that further action will be taken after all products have been tested for safety.

“We shall take samples for the test to ascertain they are okay,” he said.

The precautionary measure was issued due to the possibility that the product affects young children in the United Kingdom.

The number of salmonella cases in the United Kingdom has risen to 63, with the median age of those who have become ill being under the age of five.

The UK food safety agency (FSA) has since advised consumers to be cautious when purchasing Kinder Joy products.

“We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products are already in their home are affected by this recall.”

Austine Ogalo
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  1. There could be average readers unable to decipher ‘Salmonella’. Are you referring to salmonella typhi, causal organism for typhoid? Or the many species or sub species of salmonella bacteria?

    Nway, I will be more careful. My daughter loves it.


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