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Kinder Surprise Eggs Recalled As At Least ’40 Kids Under Five Suffer Salmonella Poisoning’

Kinder Surprise Eggs: 'Salmonella poisoning' leads to item recall in stores.
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Kinder Surprise eggs have reportedly been recalled from stores after at least ’40 kids under the age of five have allegedly suffered salmonella poisoning’. 

According to reports, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that the chocolate company Ferrero will be removing the item as a precaution while an investigation is carried out over the ‘potential link’.

So far, 57 cases have been reported and it’s believed that 77% of these are amongst children under five years old.

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It’s believed that the Kinder Surprise eggs in effect will have the best-before-date between July 11 2022 and October 7 2022, and will be the 20g eggs or the three-pack.

Salmonella symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.

FSA head of incidents, Tina Potter, reportedly said: “We welcome the precautionary approach being taken by Ferrero and are advising consumers not to eat any of the products listed in the FSA alert.

“It is really important that consumers follow this advice to avoid the risk of becoming ill with salmonella poisoning.

“We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products already in their homes are affected by this recall.

“The food business involved has voluntarily carried out this product withdrawal and recall and we are working closely with them and their competent authorities to identify the precise cause of this outbreak.”

A surveillance lead at the UKHSA, Dr Lesley Larkin, added: “Anybody with concerns that they have symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their GP or call NHS 111.

“Salmonella can be spread from person to person, so anyone affected should adhere to good hygiene practices such as washing hands thoroughly after using the bathroom and avoiding handling food for others where possible if you have symptoms.”

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