CFS urges public not to consume one kind of imported chocolate product suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

Issue Date 6.4.2022
Source of Information

Food Incident Surveillance System

Food Product

Prepackaged chocolate products

Product Name and Description

Product name: Egg Hunt Kit
Brand: Kinder
Place of origin: Belgium
Net weight: 150 grams per pack
Best-before date: August 21, 2022
Importer: City Super Limited

Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, earlier noted notices issued by the Food Standards Agency of the UK and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) that certain Kinder products are under recall because they might have been contaminated by Salmonella.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The CFS immediately followed up with major local importers and retailers. Preliminary investigation found no local availability of the affected products.
  • Afterwards, the CFS learned that the FSAI issued another notice regarding an extended recall of additional Kinder products. The CFS again followed up with major local importers and retailers, and it was revealed that the above-mentioned product has been imported to Hong Kong.
  • The importer concerned has stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected product and initiated a recall.
  • The CFS will step up testing of related products as well as alerting the trade to the incident, and will continue to follow up and take appropriate action.
Advice to the Trade

Stop using or selling the product concerned immediately if they possess it.

Advice to Consumers

Should not consume the affected product.

Further Information

The CFS press release

Members of the public may call its hotline at 2736 3866 during office hours for enquiries about the recall of the concerned product.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department