Food Safety Authority recalls certain Kinder products due to Salmonella outbreak

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has recalled certain Ferrero Kinder Surprise Chocolate products “due to a link to an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning”.

The authority, together with the HSE’s Health Protection Monitoring Centre, is investigating the ongoing outbreak which is affecting products in Ireland, the UK and a number of other European countries.

“To date there have been ten cases in Ireland with the same strain of Salmonella responsible for the outbreak in the UK,” the FSAI said.

“A number of these Irish cases have involved young children, all of whom have fully recovered.”

The recalled batches are Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20gx3, with best before dates between July 11 and October 7, 2022.

“The FSAI is warning consumers who may have recalled products at home not to eat them.”

“We know these Kinder Surprise products are popular with young children,” said FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne.

“As we approach Easter, we urge parents and guardians to check at home to see if they have any of the produce and, if so, to ensure none are eaten.

“The most common symptom of Salmonella food poisoning is diarrhea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms can include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.”

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