Lisa Nash and her partner Steve Lousvet bought a hundred of the chocolate treats for their wedding as a tribute to Steve’s mother, but had to throw them all away after an outbreak of illness at the children’s factory
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A couple has been left out of pocket after being forced to throw away nearly a hundred Kinder Surprise eggs they bought for their Easter wedding Fear of salmonella .
The chocolate company Ferrero has recalled many of its products Children’s surprise and children’s eggs after a salmonella outbreak at the factory that makes them.
More than 60 people have contracted salmonella from the company’s chocolates.
Lisa Nash, 51, and partner Steve Lousvet, 56, are getting married on April 16 and planned to give all their guests a surprise child as a wedding present.
The couple spent £66 buying 33 boxes from supermarkets for their Easter-themed wedding, in tribute to Steve’s late mother, who loved the chocolate eggs with toys inside.
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But they’ve now been left with stacks of inedible chocolate after Ferrero recalled thousands of eggs.
The couple have now asked the company for an apology for the “stress” it caused after their wedding plans were affected by the recall.
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Lisa, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, said: “I was very stressed out worrying about how to resolve this.
“I do not have anything. The wedding is on April 16th and this weekend should be about baking the cake, not looking for eggs.
“We now have the added cost of last minute replacements because we don’t know what to do with them and the inconvenience that most stores are sold out.
“We now have 24 bags of Cadbury mini eggs but that doesn’t have the same connection to Steve’s mum, which was the whole point.
“Children’s instructions are to email them, but then you don’t get a response beyond the auto reply. So I don’t know what to do next.
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“It’s about the fact that this was done for a very specific reason. We have opportunities to represent the family. Now that’s gone. We lost what his mother represented.”
The couple, who have been together for 10 years, are set to marry at the Jinney Ring Craft Center near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.
The Kinder Surprise Eggs were a tribute to Steve’s mother, Hillary, who died of cancer in 2004 at the age of 61.
However, Ferrero has recalled all children’s products manufactured at its Arlon site in Belgium between June and today due to a salmonella outbreak.
Lisa, an office manager, added: “We chose Kinder surprise eggs because they fit the Easter theme and because the groom’s late mother loved them.
“When he was young, the price of admission to his house was a child’s play for his mother, so this was a way of paying tribute to her even though she can’t be there.
“It started as a joke with his friends when he brought her an egg for lunch, but it continued and brought her happiness in her final days, which is why it’s such a special memory for Steve.”
The couple are also asking guests to bring Easter eggs, which they will deliver to staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital the next day.
This is because Lisa spent Easter 2020 in hospital as she battled Covid for eight days.
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