Three-year-old girl was left ‘dead behind her eyes’ after ‘suffering from food poisoning at Kinder Surprise’

A girl looks ‘dead behind her eyes’ after contracting salmonella from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg, her mother claims.

Charlotte Wingfield, who is believed to be from Dorset, said her three-year-old daughter Brooklyn-Mai had never been “sicker” in her life after the alleged food poisoning last week.

The mum assumed her baby girl caught a bug in her stomach when her temperature hit 39C and she became so weak she found it difficult to stay awake.

In a Facebook A post that has been shared hundreds of times, Ms Wingfield claims it has since been ‘confirmed that she has salmonella from the Kinder chocolate she ate’.

Confectionery giant Ferrero last week recalled eight of its Kinder chocolate products – including Surprise Eggs – after they were linked to salmonella contamination at a factory in Belgium.

A spokesperson said the company was “very sorry to hear about Brooklyn-Mai” and its “sincere thoughts are with her and her family at the time.”

Ms Wingfield said her ‘usually feisty, adventurous and very active little girl’ was left ‘so lifeless’ after she was shot last Monday.

“It’s been absolutely heartbreaking to see my usually feisty, adventurous and very active little girl being the complete opposite of everything she usually is,” she said.

She urged others who had treats at home to throw them away.

Charlotte Wingfield said her daughter Brooklyn-Mai (pictured) was

Charlotte Wingfield said her daughter Brooklyn-Mai (pictured) was ‘so unwell’ last week and she assumed the toddler was suffering from a viral virus But a few days later it was ‘confirmed that she had salmonella from the Kinder chocolate she had eaten’, Ms Wingfield said.

Ms Wingfield (pictured with her daughter Brooklyn-Mai) said her daughter was

Ms Wingfield (pictured with her daughter Brooklyn-Mai) said her daughter was ‘completely dead behind her eyes and so lifeless’ “It’s been absolutely heartbreaking to see my usually feisty, adventurous and very active little girl being the complete opposite of everything she usually is,” she said.

Ms Wingfield took to Facebook to reveal the news in a post that has been shared over 500 times.

The parent had just recovered from a stomach bug and assumed his daughter had been struck down with the same illness.

WHICH KINDER PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN RECALLED?

Kinder has voluntarily recalled a selection of its products, made in Belgium, in response to dozens of reported salmonella cases.

  • Kinder Surprise 20g
  • Kinder Surprise 20g x 3 multipacks-
  • Kinder Surprise 100g
  • Kinder Mini eggs 75g
  • Kinder 150g Egg Hunt Kit
  • Chocolate candies for children 70g
  • Chocolate candies for children 200g
  • Chocolate candies for children 320g

The Food Standards Agency said anyone who bought these products should not eat them.

Instead, Britons should contact Ferrero’s consumer helpline for a full refund.

She became more concerned when Brooklyn-Mai slept for “21 hours over the next 24 hours and then continued to fall asleep while she did things”.

Ms Wingfield said: ‘I knew something was wrong and spoke to the GP who went through a list of what it might be alongside a hospital visit.

“I left thinking she had a viral virus.

“Fast forward three days and it’s been confirmed that she has salmonella from the Kinder chocolate she ate on Sunday.”

Brooklyn-Mai was sick “a few times, but that was something else,” Ms. Wingfield said.

The toddler slept for almost 12 hours over four days last week, Ms Wingfield added.

“She is completely dead behind her eyes and therefore lifeless.”

Brooklyn-Mai began to feel better on Thursday, “regaining awareness of her surroundings and was able to play for the first time in days.”

Her mum said: “Anyone who has little ones who eat Kinder chocolate products, especially surprise eggs and who have products with their best before dates between July 11, 2022 and October 7, 2022, please discard them if they Please!”

The problems with some Kinder products were revealed last Wednesday by the Food Standards Agency, which warned the public to get rid of a range of Kinder products, including Kinder Surprise Eggs 20g and Kinder Mini Eggs.

A UK-wide investigation has found a link between the reported salmonella cases and products made by Kinder’s parent company, Ferrero.

But on Friday, Britain’s food watchdog warned consumers not to eat a range of Kinder products, regardless of their expiry date, and to contact Ferrero’s consumer helpline for a refund.

The products affected by Kinder products are its Surprise eggs, its three chocolate egg packs, its mini eggs, its egg hunt box and its schokobons.

And the FASFC, Belgium’s food regulator, on Saturday ordered the closure of the Arlon factory after the company was unable to provide the necessary documents for its separate investigation.

Ms Wingfield added: 'She (Brooklyn-Mai, pictured) is completely dead behind her eyes and therefore lifeless, it has been absolutely heartbreaking to see my usually feisty, adventurous and very active little girl being the complete opposite of everything than she usually is.

Ms Wingfield added: ‘She (Brooklyn-Mai, pictured) is completely dead behind her eyes and therefore lifeless, it has been absolutely heartbreaking to see my usually feisty, adventurous and very active little girl being the complete opposite of everything than she usually is.

A UK-wide investigation has found a link between the reported salmonella cases and products made by Kinder's parent company, Ferrero.  But on Friday, Britain's food watchdog warned consumers not to eat a range of Kinder products, regardless of their expiry date.

A UK-wide investigation has found a link between the reported salmonella cases and products made by Kinder’s parent company, Ferrero. But on Friday, Britain’s food watchdog warned consumers not to eat a range of Kinder products, regardless of their expiry date.

He said the factory can only open if it can guarantee it is following food safety rules.

A spokesperson for Ferrero said, “We are truly sorry to hear about Brooklyn-Mai and our sincere thoughts are with her and her family at this time.” We deeply regret this matter.

“We continue to work closely with food safety authorities to support their investigations.

“Food safety, quality and consumer concern have been at the heart of Ferrero since the company was founded.

“We take all necessary measures to preserve the full confidence of our consumers.”

Salmonella – food poisoning caused by salmonella bacteria – is rarely serious and usually improves within a week.

It is caused by eating something that has been contaminated with germs, such as food that is not cooked or stored properly, left out too long, or handled by someone who is sick, or has not washed their hands. hands.

Symptoms usually include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, fever, and general malaise.

Signs of illness usually begin any time from hours to weeks after eating the food that caused the infection.

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