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"We know that many of these Kinder products are popular at this time of year with Easter approaching"

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A number of additional Ferrero Kinder products have been added to a recall warning following an outbreak of salmonella in Ireland. 

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said Ferrero is extending its current food recall as an ongoing food poisoning outbreak is affecting Ireland, the UK and a number of other European countries.

The FSAI said 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, who have fully recovered.

The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the recalled products at home not to eat them.

Three days ago, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued an immediate recall for batches of Kinder Surprises over fears of a link to some food poisoning cases.

Batches of both 20g eggs and 20g three packs are being recalled by makers Ferrero - all with best before dates between 11th July 2022 and 7th October 2022.

The additional recall relates to other Kinder products and include:

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

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Kinder Schokobons (200g) All best before dates between 20th April 2022 and 21st August 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,” Dr Byrne said.

"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 said it is liaising 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,” the FSIA added.

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