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Lebanon’s health minister requests recall of Kinder products following salmonella scare in Europe

Lebanon’s health minister requests recall of Kinder products following salmonella scare in Europe

Kinder has been hit by a salmonella scare. (Credit: Caren Firouz/Reuters)

BEIRUT — Health Minister Firass Abiad on Friday instructed Economy Minister Amin Salam to withdraw all Kinder chocolate products amid an international salmonella scare for the popular candy.

Here’s what we know:

    • On Friday, Abiad asked the economy minister to “order the relevant authorities to withdraw Kinder chocolates from the Lebanese market as soon as possible to preserve public health,” according to a press release by the health minister.

    • The Kinder brand, which is owned by Italy’s Ferrero company, has been hit by a salmonella scare. On Tuesday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control as well as the European Food Safety Authority said 150 salmonella cases, linked to a Kinder chocolate factory in Belgium, were detected in nine European countries.

    • The Italian company on Tuesday requested consumers in the US to dispose of two lines of the chocolates after recalls in Europe. On Monday, Canada’s Food Inspection Agency said Ferrero had taken the same recall measure there. 


BEIRUT — Health Minister Firass Abiad on Friday instructed Economy Minister Amin Salam to withdraw all Kinder chocolate products amid an international salmonella scare for the popular candy.Here’s what we know:    • On Friday, Abiad asked the economy minister to “order the relevant authorities to withdraw Kinder chocolates from the Lebanese market as soon as possible to...