Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are being recalled because of Salmonella outbreak concerns
People are being urged not to eat some Kinder products, as the chocolate treats are recalled over a Salmonella outbreak.
Ferrero has withdrawn and recalled some batches of its Kinder Surprise eggs, a confectionery that’s particularly popular with children thanks to the toys hidden inside.
A number of young children have become ill with salmonella, which may be linked to the chocolate.
The Food Standard Agency (FSA) is now advising that people do not eat any Kinder Surprise eggs with best before dates between 11 July 2022 and 7 October 2022.
Investigations led by UKHSA and Public Health bodies have found a link between that specific Ferrero product and a salmonella poisoning outbreak.
Other Ferrero products – such as Nutella and Ferrero Rocher – aren’t believed to be affected.
Salmonellosis can cause diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps.
The product recall notice says: “Ferrero is taking the precautionary action of recalling selected batches of Kinder Surprise because it might be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Kinder Surprise products manufactured in Belgium are affected.”
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Tina Potter, FSA head of incidents, said: “We welcome the precautionary approach being taken by Ferrero and are advising consumers not to eat any of the products listed in the FSA alert. It is really important that consumers follow this advice to avoid the risk of becoming ill with salmonella poisoning.
“We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products already in their home are affected by this recall.
“The food business involved has voluntarily carried out this product withdrawal and recall and we are working closely with them and their competent authorities to identify the precise cause of this outbreak. We are also working closely with UK and international partners including UKHSA and Food Standards Scotland.”
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