A popular Easter egg is being pulled off shelves after an outbreak of Salmonella.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is investigating the food poisoning outbreak and they have urged parents to bin the product immediately.
Kinder Surprise chocolate products are liked to an ongoing food poisoning outbreak in Ireland, the UK and a several other European countries.
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There have been ten cases of this strain of Salmonella in Ireland, a number of these were young kids.
Thankfully, all of these people have fully recovered.
The batches being recalled are: Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20g x3
All eggs with best before dates between 11 July 2022 and 7 October 2022 should not be eaten.
Chief Executive of Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Dr Pamela Byrne warned that these eggs are particularly popular among smaller children.
She said: “If anyone has any of the affected product at home, we are advising them not to eat it.
“We know that these particular Kinder Surprise products are popular with young children. Given that we are approaching Easter, we would urge parents and guardians to check at home if they have any of the products and if they do, to ensure that any are not eaten.
“We have ten cases of Salmonella food poisoning in Ireland linked to these products. 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 liaising with the Department of Health and working closely with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre of the HSE, as well as the relevant agencies in the UK. The investigation into the outbreak is ongoing and the FSAI will provide further updates, as necessary.”
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