Kinder Surprise products will be back on UK shelves this week, following authorisation by the Belgian food safety authority (AFSCA) to restart production lines at our Arlon factory in June.
The reopening of our Arlon factory followed extensive cleaning and food safety controls conducted in full transparency and in close collaboration with AFSCA who confirmed that all required food safety standards have been met. As part of this:
- More than 1,000 Ferrero employees worked alongside independent specialists on site to prepare the factory for reopening.
- More than 1,800 quality tests were completed with 10,000 parts dismantled and cleaned.
- Updated product safety protocols, trainings and sampling in the manufacturing plant.
- Significant investments were made into the factory, including the replacement of multiple pieces of equipment as well as the installation of 300 metres of new pipeline.
The new Kinder Surprise products will all be marked with Best Before Dates starting from 18/04/2023 and will become widely available across retail and independent stores from this week.
Philippe Steyaert, Ferrero UK and Ireland Regional Director: “As our Kinder Surprise products start to appear in stores again this summer, we would like to thank the food safety authorities, including the UK Food Standards Agency and the Food Safety Authority Ireland for their support and guidance.
The trust our consumers place in our products is incredibly important to us all at Ferrero and we promise to do everything we can to rebuild this.”