Update 7 April 2022: The list of products and batches affected by this recall has been expanded. Updated products, best before dates and advice is listed below.
Chocolate and confectionary company Ferrero is recalling a batch of Kinder products, including Kinder Surprise, Kinder Mini eggs, Kinder Egg Hunt Kit, Kinder Surprise Maxi and Kinder Schokobons, because it might be contaminated with salmonella, a bacterium that can cause serious gastrointestinal issues.
A voluntary product recall issued by the company urges the public not to eat the affected products.
Read on for more details on the recall, and advice on what to do if you've purchased an affected Kinder product.
Best before dates can be found:
On 4 April 2022 Ferrero initially recalled the Kinder Surprise 20g and Kinder Surprise 20g x 3, saying: 'We are voluntarily recalling selected batches of Kinder Surprise as a precautionary step, since we have become aware of a possible link to a number of reported cases of salmonella.'
On 6 April 2022 Ferrero added the additional Kinder products to the recall. It says: 'We have decided to voluntarily recall the products listed above due to these additional products having been manufactured in the same facility in Belgium, within the same time frame.'
It has also said that toys included in these products are not affected by the recall.
The Food Standards Agency says that point of sale notices, explaining why the product is being recalled and what to do if you've bought it, will be displayed in retail stores selling this product.
Check if you've bought one of the selected batches of Kinder products as detailed above and, if you have, do not eat it.
Instead, contact the Ferrero consumer careline, as follows:
Salmonella is a bacteria that can lead to food poisoning. It can be particularly risky for young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
Symptoms can include feeling sick, a high temperature, diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting.
The retailer that sold it to you should offer the refund even if you've had the product for several months.
If you've already thrown away or even eaten the recalled product, you can still get a refund if you can show proof of purchase, such as a till receipt, bank statement or online order confirmation.