According to the UK’s Health and Safety Agency, the number of cases of salmonella related to Kinder products in the UK has risen to 67. She said the number of cases linked to the virus had risen to 67 so far, most of them in children under the age of five.
UKHSA said it continues to work with the Food Standards Agency, Scottish Food Standards, Public Health Scotland, Public Health Welsh, the Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland, as well as the International Public Health and Food Safety Authority to screen salmon. Related to some of the Kinder products produced by the Ferrero Group.
Affected products include Kinder Surprise, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise 100g, and Kinder Schokobons.
Dr Leslie Larkin, Chief Superintendent, Infectious Pathogens and Food Safety (One Health) at UKHSA, said: “We would like to thank all the parents who have worked with us and other UK public health agencies to tell us what they ate. Before you get sick, you allow us to By quickly identifying the potential source that facilitated research in the food chain in both this country and Europe.
“We understand that this has been an upsetting time for these families and their reactions have helped harm more children. Salmonellosis symptoms usually go away within a few days. However, symptoms can be more severe, especially in young children. From a weakened immune system.
“Anyone who is concerned about developing symptoms of salmonellosis should contact their doctor or call NHS 111. Salmonella can spread from person to person as well as from food, so all infected people should follow good hygiene practices such as washing their hands well afterwards. Use. In Bathroom and as much as possible avoid food for others if you show symptoms.”
Yesterday, European health officials investigating the outbreak said they suspected it was linked to milk used in bread used at a Belgian factory. The “rapid epidemic assessment” published by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention says they correspond to the same salmonella strain currently infecting humans in samples taken from a Belgian plant in December last year.
The report notes that “the processing stage, which includes milk powder, has been identified as a possible point of contamination” and hygiene measures have been taken. The report states that the factory “launched chocolate products across Europe and around the world after testing negative for salmonella”.