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Nearly 270 cases of salmonella found in chocolate eggs

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Posted at 12:48 PM, May 20, 2022

STOCKHOLM (AP) — European health officials say nearly 270 cases of salmonella infection linked to chocolate Easter eggs have now been reported throughout Europe and in North America, the vast majority in children. No deaths were reported.

The European Union agency said Wednesday that despite the closure of a Belgian factory, a global recall and the withdrawal of products "new cases may occur due to the long shelf life and possible storage of products at home.”

National authorities have previously named the involved company as the Italian chocolate firm Ferrero.

In April, it recalled Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment, which was distributed in BJ’s Wholesale Club stores and some Costco locations in parts of California and Nevada.

The Kinder Mix Chocolate Treats Confections Assortment Basket was also recalled. It was sold in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Food and Drug Administration said, "No other Kinder products distributed or sold by Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. are included in this recall."