Brits warned off chocolate after more products on supermarket shelves recalled

British chocolate lovers are being warned against buying chocolate from supermarket shelves after even more products were recalled this week.

Last month, a Kinder chocolate factory was forced to close a week before Easter after it was said to have been behind a wave of salmonella cases.

All production at the Belgium site, owned by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero, was halted as a result.

The closure came after the European Food Safety Authority launched an investigation into 105 confirmed and 29 suspected cases of salmonella, mainly among children under 10 years old.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Most cases will clear within a few days, but in some examples, symptoms can be severe and lead to hospital admission.

There were said to be 63 cases in the UK, according to the European regulator.

Kinder products were also recalled in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg.

And now more products have been recalled after Ferrero – the owners – decided to take more precautions.

Customers at Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's are being told that these items are in addition to the wave of products recalled earlier this year – not a replacement list.

If you have bought the products do not eat them. Instead, please take them back to the store where you purchased the products and request a refund, the company said.

The products affected are:

Kinder Maxi Mix Peluche 133g dated August 21, 2022.

Kinder Niespodzianka Maxi Lei 100g dated August 21, 2022.

Ferrero Kinder Mix Geschenktüte 193g dated August 21, 2022.

Ferrero Kinder Mix Bunte Mischung 132g dated August 21, 2022.

Kinder Niespodzianka Maxi Uni BN 100g dated August 21, 2022.

Kinder Surprise Geant Gar 100g dated August 20, 2022.

Kinder Surprise Fille 100g dated April 20, 2022.

Kinder Schokobons Sachet 125g and 200g dated October 26, 2022.

Kinder Happy Moments 242g dated August 21, 2022.

Kinder Happy Moment Ballotin 1 all sizes dated August 21, 2022.

Swieta Kinder Jajko Z Niespodzianka Maxi Uni Wn 100g dated August 21, 2022.

Swieta Kinder Maxi Mix Peluche Bn 133g dated August 21, 2022.

Customers who've purchased one of the recalled products are being urged not to eat them and should contact the Ferrero consumer careline at consumers.uk@ferrero.com or 0330 053 8943 in the UK.

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