The Food Safety Authority (“FSAI”) has been contacted by consumers who have advised that they have purchased some Kinder Surprise Chocolate Eggs which are now being recalled due to a link with an outbreak of salmonella.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have said that there have been ten cases of food poisoning linked to the chocolate, a number which have involved young children. The Irish cases have involved the same strain of salmonella that has been detected in the UK and outbreaks have also been reported in a number of other European countries.
The batches currently being recalled are the Kinder Surprise 20g egg, and the Kinder Surprise 20g 3-pack of eggs, with best before dates between the 11th July 2022 and the 7th October 2022.
The Chief Executive of the FSAI, Dr Pamela Byrne, has advised that if anyone has any of the affected product at home, not to eat it. The FSAI has said it is liaising with the Department of Health and the investigation into the outbreak is ongoing. 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 elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness.
Retailers are being asked to remove the implicated products from sale and display, points of sale, wholesalers are requested to contact affected customers and customers have been urged not to consume such products.
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