UKHSA issues update on Salmonella cases linked to Kinder products

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The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued an update on an outbreak of salmonella linked to Kinder chocolate products. In the UK, a total of 73 cases have been identified, mainly among children under the age of five, the agency said.

In an update on Friday, the UKHSA said: “The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is continuing to work with the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland – as well as international public health and food safety authorities – to investigate an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to certain Kinder products made in one of Ferrero’s factories, in Arlon, Belgium.

“As of 20 April, there are 73 cases linked to this outbreak in the UK. The majority of the cases are children under 5 years of age. We continue to remind people that a range of Kinder Egg products and Schoko-Bon’s should not be eaten.”

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The UK recall of Kinder products, manufactured by Ferrero, was extended earlier this month to include all of those manufactured at the site since June, regardless of their best-before date.

Dame Jenny Harries, chief executive of UKHSA, previously said it is crucial that any products affected by the recall should not be eaten and are discarded. “Salmonella infection can be severe and many children affected in this outbreak have been very unwell and hospitalised,” she said.

Symptoms of salmonella typically resolve themselves within a few days, the UKHSA said. However, symptoms can be more severe, especially in young children, those who are pregnant and those with weakened immune systems.

The UKHSA said Salmonella can be spread from person to person as well as from food. Good hygiene practices such as washing hands thoroughly after using the bathroom and avoiding handling food for others can prevent the spread.

All the Kinder products affected by the recall

Kinder Surprise

  • Pack size: 20 g
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 04 January 2023

Kinder Surprise

  • Pack size: 20 g x 3 pack
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 04 January 2023


Products recalled over Salmonella fears

Kinder Surprise

  • Pack size: 100 g
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 21 August 2022

Kinder Mini Eggs

  • Pack size: 75 g
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 21 August 2022

Kinder Egg Hunt Kit

  • Pack size: 150 g
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 21 August 2022

Kinder Schokobons

  • Pack sizes: 70 g, 200 g and 320 g
  • Best-before dates: all dates up to and including 04 January 2023

If you have bought the above products do not eat them. Instead, please contact the Ferrero consumer careline on [email protected] or 0330 053 8943 UK or +44 (0)330 053 8943 Ireland to obtain a full refund.





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