A recall of Kinder Surprise eggs has now been extended to more products because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the Food Standards Agency has said.
The expanded recall includes Kinder Mini Eggs and Kinder Egg Hunt Kits. The move follows the 20g eggs, or pack of three eggs with a best before date between July 11, 2022 and October 7, 2022, recalled on Monday after around 63 people in the UK, mostly young children, were infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to confectionery treats.
The recall now applies to 20g eggs or packs of three eggs with an expiry date of all dates up to and including October 7, 2022, Kinder Surprise 100g packs with an expiry date between April 20 2022 and August 21, 2022, Kinder Mini Egg Packs 75g with an expiry date between April 20 and August 21, 2022, and Kinder Egg Hunt Kits 150g with an expiry date between April 21 and August 21, 2022.
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Kinder Schokobons 200g with an expiry date of April 20 to August 21, 2022 have also been recalled.
Italian confectionery Ferrero is recalling the batches due to the possible presence of Salmonella, the FSA said.
On Monday, the FSA said no deaths had been reported in the UK, but most cases were in children aged five and under.
Anyone who has purchased products with these expiry dates can contact the Ferrero Consumer Helpline on email@example.com or 0330 053 8943 for a full refund.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever.
While most cases resolve within a few days, symptoms can be severe and lead to hospitalization, especially in the very young and those with weakened immune systems.
The recall came just over a week before Easter – traditionally the second busiest time of the year for UK chocolate sales.