Ferrero has urgently recalled certain stocks of Kinder Surprise eggs, the Food Standards Agency said. Some batches of the children’s favorite have been pulled from shelves due to the possible presence of salmonella.
The Food Standards Agency said: “Ferrero is taking precautionary action by recalling selected batches of Kinder Surprise because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Kinder Surprise products manufactured in Belgium are affected.”
Buyers have been notified that pack sizes of 20g and 20gx 3 with best before dates of July 11, 2022 and October 7, 2022 are affected. A risk statement added: “The possible presence of salmonella in the product. Symptoms caused by salmonella typically include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.”
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The website continued: “Ferrero is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be posted at retail stores that sell this product. These notices tell customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do next. they purchased the product. Please see attached notice.”
The Food Standards Agency has also issued advice to customers. It said: “If you have purchased the product above, do not eat it. Instead, please contact the Ferrero Consumer Helpline on [email protected] or 0330 053 8943 UK or +44 (0) 330 053 8943 Ireland for a full refund.”
The government agency runs the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) alongside local authorities, but also publishes alerts on its website. Local authorities such as Birmingham City Council carry out unannounced health inspections of all premises involved in the preparation, service, sale or handling of food. Each company receives one of six scores ranging from zero to five.