A mother has claimed her daughter looked “dead behind the eyes” after apparently contracting food poisoning from a children’s egg.
In this week Thousands of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have been recalled off the shelves due to fear of salmonella.
And now Charlotte Wingfield has said her three-year-old daughter Brooklyn-Mai became ill after eating one of the dodgy treats.
She claims her tot has a temperature of 39C and has remained “lifeless”.
In a post on Facebook, she said: “Brooklyn-Mai has been so bad since I picked her up from daycare on Monday.
“Being so sick last week I didn’t think anything of it other than that she was just going to get sick with the tummy ailment I had until she slept 21 of the next 24 hours and then kept falling asleep while she was doing things Has.
“Her temperature rose to over 39 degrees and I made every effort to disturb her. I knew something was wrong and spoke to the GP who went through a list of what it could be.
“I got off the phone thinking she had a viral infection. Fast forward three days and it has been confirmed that she has salmonella from the Kinder chocolate she ate on Sunday.”
Salmonellosis develops after ingestion of salmonella bacteria, symptoms usually develop between 12 and 72 hours.
Typical symptoms of infection include diarrhea, stomach cramps, and sometimes vomiting and fever.
Charlotte added: “She was completely dead behind the eyes and so lifeless.
“It was absolutely heartbreaking to see my normally fiery, adventurous and very active little girl being the complete opposite of everything she normally is.”
The first food alert was issued on Saturday April 2 – just a few weeks before the Easter weekend.
The company has not explicitly linked the recall to the salmonella cases.
However, the Belgian food safety agency AFSCA-FAVV said a link between more than a hundred cases of salmonella over several weeks and Ferrero production in southern Belgium had been confirmed.
On Wednesday, the European health agency said it was investigating dozens of suspected cases of salmonella linked to chocolate consumption in at least nine countries, mostly in children under the age of 10.
The Belgian agency said the decision to halt production there was made after concluding that Ferrero’s information was incomplete.
The suspension will only be lifted once it has been demonstrated that the facility meets all food safety regulations, a spokesman said.
The agency urged consumers not to eat any of the recalled products, including Kinder Surprise, Kinder Surprise Maxi, Kinder Mini Eggs and Kinder Chocobons.
63 people, mostly young children, are believed to have contracted salmonella in an outbreak linked to Kinder Surprise eggs.
The first suspected contaminated products were the 20g and 3-pack of 20g Kinder Surprise Eggs with best before dates between July 11 and October 7, 2022.
The recall now also applies to 100g Kinder surprise packs with a best before date between 20 April 2022 and 21 August 2022 and Kinder Mini-Egg 75 g packs with a best before date between 20 April and 21 August 2022 August 2022.
Kinder Egg Hunt Kits 150g with best before dates from April 21st to August 21st 2022 have also been recalled.
Kinder Schokobons 200g with a sell-by date from April 20 to August 21, 2022 were also taken off the shelves, it was announced today.
To check the best before date, check the side of the 20g packs or the back or bottom of the packs for the rest.
It is believed that the contaminated batches are only those originating in Belgium.
Customers with any of these are urged not to eat them.
Instead, the FSA is suggesting customers contact the Ferrero Consumer Helpline at Consumers.firstname.lastname@example.org for a full refund.
Alternatively you can call Ferrero on 0330 053 8943 if you live in the UK or 0330 053 8943 for people in Ireland.
The Sun has reached out to Ferrero for comment.
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