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Italy recalls chocolate eggs suspected of being contaminated with salmonella

Confectionery group Ferrero (Italy) has recalled a batch of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from store shelves in the UK, after detecting dozens of cases of salmonella contamination.

The recalled product is Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs sold individually and in boxes of multiple eggs that were sold on UK shelves two weeks before the holiday. Easter (Easter this year on April 17), according to Reuters.

The recall notice states: “We are voluntarily recalling batches of Kinder Surprise, as a precaution against possible risks, as we are aware of several recently reported cases of salmonella contamination with may be related to this product”.

Ahead of Easter, UK store shelves are flooded with chocolate egg products from various brands. On this occasion, British people often buy and eat eggs chocolate.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) advises customers not to use Kinder Surprise chocolate egg products with a use-by date between July 11, 2022 and October 7, 2022. The agency says at least 57 cases of illness linked to the products have been identified, including some children.

“We know that these products are very popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches. We therefore recommend that parents and guardians of children check to see if any products in their homes are involved in this recall,” said Tina Potter, FSA’s Head of Incidents. know.

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