This is one surprise you don't want to find in your Kinder chocolate eggs this Easter.
Kinder Surprise's parent company Ferrero International S.A have announced a recall of their eggs due to potential salmonella contamination.
New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industries says it is part of a global recall of the products, where there have been several cases of illness featuring products manufactured in a Belgian factory.
There has yet to be a case related to a contaminated Kinder egg in Aotearoa.
The following product is in New Zealand and is affected by this issue and has been recalled:
- Kinder Surprise Maxi 100g (Natoons variety) with batch number L298R03UNB and best before date of 23 August 2022.
The following types of products have been recalled overseas and may also be in New Zealand:
- Kinder Surprise
- Kinder Surprise Maxi
- Kinder Mini Eggs
- Kinder Schokobon
- Kinder Egg Hunt
- Kinder Mix
- Kinder Maxi Mix
- Kinder Happy Moment
People who have Kinder Surprise eggs at home are encouraged to check the label to ensure it is not affected by the recall, New Zealand Food Safety's deputy director-general, Vincent Arbuckle, said to Newshub on Thursday.
"If you are in any doubt please return the product to the place of purchase. It is important to note that more details regarding the specific batches affected by the recall will be published shortly on our recall page. We encourage people to visit the page for ongoing updates," he said.