Man Who Bought 1,000 Kinder Eggs Is Being Forced To Throw Them All Away
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Don't you just hate it when you buy 1,000 Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs and you're forced to chuck them all in the bin?
It really ruins Easter - just ask Radley Mason.
The 35-year-old - who runs Radtastic Theatre - had bought them for an Easter hunt as part of the Little Red Riding Hood Easter train ride, on the Spa Valley Railway from Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
But he now needs to get his hands on 1,000 eggs by Friday, after the manufacturer told him they needed to be lobbed over salmonella fears.
"I was on the phone to them and they said all of them need to be disposed of. I was in shock," Radley told The Sun.
"It is really good that we found out about the salmonella.
"Now they're all going to have to go in the bin."
Chocolate manufacturer Ferrero recalled Kinder Surprise, Kinder Mini Eggs, Kinder Surprise 100g and Kinder Schokobons after they were linked to a salmonella outbreak.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Friday (8 April) that 67 people in the UK are known to have been infected with salmonella in the outbreak linked to the treats.
The majority affected are under five years old, the agency added.
European health officials investigating the salmonella outbreak have said they suspect it is related to buttermilk tanks used in a factory in Belgium.
A 'Rapid Outbreak Assessment' released by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said they had matched the same salmonella strain currently infecting people to samples taken from the factory in December.
The report said 'the processing step involving buttermilk was identified as the possible contamination point', and hygiene measures were implemented.
A spokesperson for Ferrero told LADbible that Radley had been offered vouchers to compensate him for the 1,000 eggs he was told to dispose of.
They added: "We deeply regret this matter and we want to sincerely apologise to all our consumers.
"Food safety, quality and consumer care have been at the heart of Ferrero since the company was founded.
"We are taking every step necessary to preserve the full trust and confidence of our consumers.”