The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has advised that Ferrero is extending its current food recall to include some additional Kinder products due to a link with an ongoing food poisoning outbreak of Salmonella.
The outbreak is affecting Ireland, the UK and a number of other European countries and to date, there have been ten cases in this country with the same strain of Salmonella responsible for the UK outbreak.
A number of these Irish cases have involved young children, all of whom have fully recovered. The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the recalled products at home not to eat them.
This recall relates to other Kinder products that have been added to the recall. The products and batches being recalled are as follows:
Kinder Mini Eggs, 75g, all best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 2022
Kinder Egg Hunt Kit, 150g, all best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 2022
Kinder Surprise, 100g, all best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 2022
Kinder Schokobons, 200g, all best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 2022
Batches Previously Recalled in the FSAI Food Alert 2022.23
Kinder Surprise, 20g, all best before dates between 11th July 2022 and 7th October 2022
Kinder Surprise, 20g x 3, All best before dates between 11th July 2022 and 7th October 2022
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reissued the warning for consumers not to eat the affected products.
“Ferrero has now extended its list of products that are being recalled. If anyone has any of the affected products at home, we are advising them not to eat them. We know that many of these Kinder products are popular at this time of year with Easter approaching.
“We urge consumers to check at home if they have any of the products and if they do, to ensure that they are not eaten. There are ten cases of Salmonella food poisoning in Ireland linked to this outbreak.
“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 continues to liaise with the Department of Health and is working closely with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre of the HSE, as well as the relevant agencies in the UK and Europe. The investigation into the outbreak is ongoing and the FSAI will provide further updates, as necessary.