With Easter around the corner timing couldn’t be worse with a nationwide recall of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs.

A range of Kinder chocolate Easter eggs have been recalled from supermarket shelves across Australia following fears of potential salmonella contamination.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) advised that Ferrero Australia was conducting a recall of several of its Kinder chocolates that had been manufactured in Belgium.

The four products have been on sale at various supermarkets and stores including Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, independent food retailers as well as online.

The products recalled are: 

  • The Kinder Easter Basket (120g)
  • Kinder Mini Eggs Hazelnut (100g)
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi (100g)
  • Kinder Surprise Maxi Natoons (100g)

Consumers should not eat the product  it is recommended that they are returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If consumed, foods contaminated with salmonella may cause severe gastroenteritis.

Anyone concerned about their health following consumption is advised to seek medical attention.