Thousands of Kinder Eggs recalled over Salmonella contamination scare ahead of Easter

A number of Kinder Eggs have been recalled and urgently pulled from shelves for fears of contamination with Salmonella bacteria

Kinder Eggs recalled
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A number of Kinder Eggs have been recalled after it was revealed that a number of products were contaminated with Salmonella bacteria, which is commonly linked to 'food poisoning' 

A statement from Kinder stated that they were going to have a 'voluntary recall' of some of their products in Australia and across Europe in the UK and Ireland after certain items were linked to salmonella.

In the UK, 63 people were contaminated with salmonella. Although no deaths have been recorded, the majority of the people affected were young children predominantly aged five years old and under. This has of course resulted in outrage from consumers who cannot understand how this took place.

Addressing the salmonella outbreak, Kinder has apologized and stated that they are investigating this issue further. A spokesperson for the brand said, "The company takes food safety extremely seriously and we sincerely apologize for this matter. Our continued commitment to consumer care has driven our decision today to extend the voluntary recall."

Which Kinder Eggs have been recalled?

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) advised consumers to avoid 20g or three pack kinder eggs with best before dates between July 11 and October 7, 2022. 

This has now been extended and a number of other products have been recalled. This includes the Kinder Easter Egg hunt kits (150g), Kinder Mini eggs (75g), Kinder Schokobons (200g), and the 100g Kinder Surprise.

Products with best before dates between April 20, 2022 and August 21, 2022 have now been recalled and shoppers across the world have been advised to avoid the product.

What to do if you have one of these products

Kinder released a statement about this issue and has encouraged people who have purchased these products to dispose of them as soon as possible.

A statement from Kinder said, "If you have one of these listed products with the above Best Before dates, please keep the product and contact our consumer care team on or 0330 053 8943 UK or +44 (0)330 053 8943 Ireland. The company takes food safety extremely seriously and we sincerely apologize for this matter."

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