The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has today 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 that is affecting Ireland, the UK, and a number of other European countries.
In a statement, the FSAI stated that, to date, there have been ten cases in Ireland 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.
Today’s recall relates to other Kinder products that have been added to it.
The products and batches being recalled are as follows: Mini Eggs (75g) with all best-before dates between 20 April 2022 and 21 August 2022, the Kinder Egg Hunt Kit (150g) with the aforementioned best-before dates, Kinder Surprise (100g) with all best-before dates between the dates mentioned, and Kinder Schokobons (200g).
‘If anyone has any of the affected products at home, we are advising them not to eat them,’ the FSAI advised.
Ferrero has now extended its list of products that are being recalled.
Additional products that have been added to list are as follows: Kinder Surprise (20g) as well Kinder Surprise (20g) x three, with all best before dates up to and including 7 October 2022.
Ferrero has now extended its list of products that are being recalled further.
‘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.’
The FSAI stated that it will continue 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, it added.