Some Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are being recalled due to a link with an outbreak of Salmonella.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said there have been 10 cases of food poisoning linked to the chocolate, a number of which have involved young children.

All of the children have fully recovered, the FSAI said.

The Irish cases have involved the same strain of Salmonella that has been detected in the UK. Outbreaks have also been reported in a number of other European countries.

The batches being recalled are the Kinder Surprise 20g egg, and the Kinder Surprise 20g three-pack of eggs, with best before dates between 11 July 2022 and 7 October 2022.

Chief Executive of the FSAI, Dr Pamela Byrne, said "if anyone has any of the affected product at home, we are advising them not to eat it".

"We know that these particular Kinder Surprise products are popular with young children. Given that we are approaching Easter, we would urge parents and guardians to check at home if they have any of the products and if they do, to ensure that any are not eaten.

"We have ten cases of Salmonella food poisoning in Ireland linked to these products. The most common symptom of Salmonella food poisoning is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps."

The FSAI said it is liaising with the Department of Health and working with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre of the HSE, as well as the relevant agencies in the UK.

The investigation into the outbreak is ongoing, it said.