The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) is investigating the safety of popular chocolate products from Italian candy manufacturer Ferrero after some were removed from supermarket shelves in European markets for health reasons.
European authorities are referring to products from Ferrero – manufacturer Kinder Joy – which is a popular chocolate product in Kenya due to fears of salmonella.
Includes Kinder Surprise Eggs as well as various other baby chocolate products.
Kebs chief executive Bernard Nziraini told Business Daily that samples of Italian company products sold in the Kenyan market would be safely tested before a decision was made about them.
“We will be taking samples for testing to make sure they are OK,” he told Business Daily by telephone in response to our questions.
Ferrero is one of the largest chocolate and confectionery companies in the world. The company is based in Italy and has other popular brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tacs.
Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have been linked to a salmonella outbreak.