The Ferrero chocolate factory has been forced to extend its recall of Kinder products to all those manufactured at a site in Belgium.
The previous recall was announced amid salmonella concerns and only covered products with an expiry date up to October 7, 2022. But it has now expanded it to include all Kinder products made at the Ferrero site. of Arlon since June.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the latest update means that all products on the recall notice, regardless of expiry date, should not be consumed. The products affected by the recall are Kinder Surprise, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise Egg 100g and Kinder Schoko-Bons.
Tina Potter, incident manager at the FSA, said the agency was continuing to investigate the outbreak of salmonella cases linked to Kinder products.
“Consumers should follow the advice of the latest recall notice, which details all products that may pose a risk,” she said.
“We have stressed to the company and the Belgian authorities the importance of taking as cautious an approach as possible to their recall and are confident that they will continue to put the needs of consumers first in all measures that they will take.
“We continue to work closely with UK and international partners, including the UK Food Safety Agency and Food Standards Scotland, to establish how this outbreak started and ensure that all necessary steps have been taken to prevent further outbreaks. new diseases.
The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) said on Friday that 67 people in the UK, mostly young children, were known to have been infected with salmonella on Wednesday.
Earlier in the week, UKHSA’s Dr Lesley Larkin said: ‘Anyone who is concerned that they may have symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their GP or call NHS 111.
“Salmonella can be passed from person to person, so anyone affected should adhere to good hygiene practices, such as washing their hands thoroughly after using the toilet and avoiding handling food for others. if possible, if you have symptoms.”
Symptoms, which include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever, usually go away within moments and can sometimes be more severe, especially in young children and those with weakened immune systems.