About 63 people in the UK, most of them young children, have been infected with Salmonella, which is associated with the “Kinder Surprise” egg, which is popular among children and adults alike as a chocolate egg with a small toy.
The British “PA Media” news agency quoted the Food Standards Agency as saying that the chocolate maker Ferrero was in the process of recalling certain quantities of the popular egg made in Belgium as a precaution. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
More cases have been reported in European countries, including Ireland, France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.
No deaths have been reported in the UK, but most cases have been reported in children five years of age or younger.
Ferrero recalled the products and advised people not to take them.
The Food Standards Agency said the chocolate eggs were all factory-made and had no effect on other ferro products.
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