March 30, 2023

One U.S. Illness in Kinder Chocolate Salmonella Outbreak

There is one U.S. illness in the Kinder chocolate Salmonella outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), joining 150 genetically related cases in Europe. The ill persons live in 11 countries. The pathogen is Salmonella Typhimurium. The chocolate was produced by Ferrero. There is no more information on the ill person who lives in the United States. We do not know that person's age, illness onset date, or whether or not he or she has been hospitalized. The outbreak was recognized on March 27, 2022. In the United States, a recall of Kinder chocolates was issued on April 8, 2022. Epidemiological and molecular evidence has linked the outbreak to the chocolate products from Belgium. Those products were distributed to at least 113 countries and territories across all WHO … [Read more...]

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