More Kinder products are being recalled by Ferrero, including mini eggs and Easter hunt kits, says the Food Standards Agency
More Kinder chocolate egg products have been recalled as manufacturers continue to investigate their link to a salmonella outbreak.
With just a week to go until Easter, Ferrero have been forced to strip from shelves more of its range which is exceptionally popular with children and their families at this time of year.
Earlier this week the company said it was voluntarily recalling both its individual Kinder Surprise eggs, which contain the plastic toy treat in the middle, and the multi pack of three, as a precaution as it tried to establish whether the confectionary had any link to a number of reports of salmonella infection in young children.
But with Easter celebrations edging ever closer, the Food Standards Agency has now issued a second alert for a further product recall.
Alongside the 20g and triple pack of Kinder Surprise, families are now being warned to check packets of the following chocolates:
* 100g packs of Kinder Surprise
* 75g packs of Kinder Mini Eggs
* The Kinder Egg Hunt Kit
* 200g packs of Kinder Schokobons
The small Kinder Surprise chocolates affected by the recall will have a best before date up to and including October 7 while all the other chocolates affected will have best before dates ranging from April 20 up to - and including - August 21, 2022.
The FSA says the move remains precautionary because of the 'possible presence of Salmonella in the products listed above' but that anyone with these products should not eat them while signs in supermarket stores will also warn customers what to do if they've bought them.
Symptoms of salmonellosis typically include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever and normally resolve in a few days, however illness can be more severe and lead to hospitalisation, especially in the very young and those with weakened immune systems.
Dr Lesley Larkin, Surveillance Lead, Gastrointestinal Pathogens and Food Safety (One Health) at UKHSA, added: "We welcome the co-operation of Ferrero International S.A in instituting the recall and withdrawal of a number of confectionary products linked to an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella in the UK.
"We are working closely with the company as well as the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland and international public health and food safety authorities to ensure that the risk to the public is minimised."