More Kinder chocolate products recalled due to salmonella link

Ten cases reported in Ireland including in young children, Food Safety Authority says

A recall on Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, issued due to a link with food poisoning, has been extended to include more chocolate products.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and health authorities are investigating an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to the Kinder products.

There have been 10 cases in Ireland including in young children, all of whom have recovered, according to the FSAI.

The outbreak has affected other European countries such as France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK, where there has been at least 63 cases.

Anyone with the recalled products at home has been urged not to eat them.

The products being recalled are:

  • Kinder Mini Eggs (75g) with best before dates between April 20th and August 21st
  • Kinder Egg Hunt Kit (150g) with best before dates between April 20th and August 21st
  • Kinder Surprise (100g) with best before dates between April 20th and August 21st
  • Kinder Schokobons (200g) with best before dates between April 20th and August 21st
  • Kinder Surprise (20g) with best before dates between July 11th and October 7th
  • Kinder Surprise (20g x 3) with best before dates between July 11th and October 7th

Chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said: “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.”

She added: “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 is working with the Department of Health, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, and relevant agencies in the UK and Europe on the investigation.