A recall on Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, issued due to a link to food poisoning, has been expanded to include more chocolate products.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and health authorities are investigating an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to Kinder products.
There have been 10 cases in Ireland, including in young children, all of whom have recovered, according to the FSAI.
The epidemic has affected other European countries such as France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, where there have been at least 63 cases.
Anyone with the recalled products at home has been urged not to eat them.
The recalled products are:
- Kinder Mini Eggs (75g) with best before dates between April 20 and August 21
- Kinder Egg Hunt Kit (150g) with best before dates between April 20 and August 21
- Kinder Surprise (100g) with expiry dates between April 20 and August 21
- Kinder Schokobons (200g) with best before dates between April 20 and August 21
- Kinder Surprise (20g) with best before dates between July 11 and October 7
- Kinder Surprise (20g x 3) with expiry dates between July 11 and October 7
Managing Director Dr Pamela Byrne said: “We know that many of these Kinder products are popular at this time of year as Easter approaches. We urge consumers to check at home to see if they have any of the products and, if so, to make sure they are not consumed.
She added: ‘The most common symptom of salmonella food poisoning is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, and abdominal cramps.
The FSAI is working with the Department of Health, the Health Protection Monitoring Center and relevant agencies in the UK and Europe on the investigation.