Kinder chocolate products made by the Belgian plant of Ferrero have been identified as a source of a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella.

Several cases of salmonellosis have been reported in Europe since end 2021. At the end of March, a link was suspected between these infections and the Ferrero factory in Arlon (Belgium) based on epidemiological data. This link has been confirmed since then by WGS analysis. The FASFC has been conducting a thorough investigation at Ferrero Arlon to find the source of the contamination.