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Warning after Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are recalled over salmonella fears

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has said the products have been recalled due to a “potential link to a salmonella outbreak” where 57 cases have been found, with just over three quarters of those being children aged five or under.

For full details check out the Food Standards Agency website by clicking the link below:

https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/fsa-and-fss-issue-precautionary-advice-to-consumers-not-to-eat-certain-kinder-products-linked-to-a-salmonella-outbreak

Ferrero, which owns the Kinder brand, has recalled batches of its individual 20g eggs and those that come in packs of three with a best before date of between 11 July 2022 and 7 October 2022.

The chocolate manufacturer said the eggs were made in Belgium.

The company said in a statement: “Ferrero is co-operating with the UK Food Standards Agency and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on a possible link to a number of reported cases of salmonella.Advertisement

“Although none of our Kinder products released to market have tested positive for salmonella, and we have received no consumer complaints, we are taking this extremely seriously as consumer care is our top priority.”

The statement continues: “We take matters of food safety extremely seriously and we sincerely apologise for this matter.”

The recall comes weeks before Easter, when Ferrero would likely have been hoping for a boost in sales.

Salmonella bacteria can cause food poisoning and symptoms typically include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever.

The illness tends to go away after a few days, but symptoms can be more severe and lead to hospital admission, especially in the very young and those with weakened immune systems.

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