The recalled Kinder Surprise eggs are 20g eggs and packs of three with best before dates between July 11, 2022 and October 7, 2022. The recall only includes these inclusive dates
Ferrero has recalled more batches of Kinder Surprise eggs amid fears they could be linked to a salmonella outbreak.
About 63 people have contracted Salmonella, with a large number of cases being in children aged five years or younger.
The Food Standard Agency confirmed the recall of Kinder products and said: “This is linked to a possible link to a salmonella outbreak. A number of those cases were young children.”
It added: “To reduce the risk of further illness, consumers should not eat the products listed in the recall warning and they/the parents or guardians of children should follow the risk advice contained therein.”
Affected are 20 g eggs and three-pack eggs with a best-before date of October 7, 2022.
An additional recall has been added for 100g Kinder Surprise Eggs including all dates from April 20, 2022 through August 21, 2022.
Kinder Mini Eggs in a pack size of 75g, Kinder Egg Hunt Kit in a size of 150g and Kinder Schokobons in 200g are also included – again with all dates from April 20th to August 21st.
Chocolate maker Ferrero says it recalled the products as a “precautionary measure” and advised people not to eat them.
Anyone who has purchased products with this expiry date can contact the Ferrero Consumer Careline on Consumers.email@example.com or 0330 053 8943 for a full refund.
The UK currently has the highest number of Salmonella cases, with 63 confirmed cases as of April 5, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
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Other countries with possible or confirmed cases include France, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.
Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
Most cases resolve within a few days, but in some cases, symptoms can be severe and result in hospitalization.
The recall comes after investigations led by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland found a possible link between salmonella and Kinder Surprise chocolate.
The FSA said the eggs were all made at the same factory in Belgium. Other Ferrero products are unlikely to be affected.
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Tina Potter, FSA’s Head of Incidents, said: “We welcome the precautionary approach taken by Ferrero and advise consumers not to eat any of the products listed in the FSA warning.”
She continued: “It is really important that consumers follow this advice to avoid the risk of contracting salmonella poisoning.
“We know these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we urge parents and guardians to check if any products already in their homes are affected by this recall.
“The affected food company voluntarily conducted this product withdrawal and recall and we are working closely with them and their relevant authorities to determine the exact cause of this outbreak.”
dr Lesley Larkin, a head of surveillance at the UKHSA, said: “Anyone who has concerns they have symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their GP or call NHS 111.
“Salmonella can be transmitted from person to person, so sufferers should follow good hygiene practices, such as: E.g. washing your hands thoroughly after using the toilet and avoiding touching food for others if you have symptoms.”
When a supermarket product is recalled, you usually don’t need a receipt to get your money back.
However, if a recall affects a branded product, the manufacturer is usually responsible for the recall.
Information on all product recalls can be found on the Food Standards Agency and Chartered Trading Standards Institute websites.
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