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03rd Apr 2022

Ferrero recalls some Kinder Eggs over Salmonella concerns

Sarah McKenna Barry

The implicated products may cause Salmonella.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a recall on a number of Kinder products amid concerns over possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall, which was issued yesterday, affects Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20gx3 with best before dates between 11 July 2022 and 7 October 2022.

The warning reads: “Ferrero is recalling Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20g x3 with best before dates between 11th July 2022 and 7th October 2022 due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated products.”

As the FSAI recall outlines, symptoms of food poisoning by the bacteria Salmonella tend to develop between 12 and 36 hours after the initial infection, though these figures can range between 6 and 72 hours.

“The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody,” the FSAI write. “Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.”

It continues: “Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have more severe illness.”

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers and retailers have been requested to remove the affected products from their sale and display points in-store, and to display recall notices on-site.

Consumers, meanwhile, have been urged to not eat the implicated products. They can contact the Ferrero consumer careline on +44 (0)330 053 8943, and a refund can be arranged.