• Salmonella is a bacterial disease that infects the gut and can cause gastroenteritis. Symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.
Kenya Bureau of Standards is investigating a popular chocolate product - Kinder Joy - over salmonella fears.
Some of the products which is produced by Italian candy maker Ferrero were withdrawn from the European markets over the health concerns.
Business Daily reported that samples of the products by the Italian firm sold in the Kenyan market would be tested for safety before a decision is taken on them.
“We shall take samples for the test to ascertain they are ok,” Kebs managing director Bernard Njiraini told Business Daily .
Ferrero is one of the biggest chocolate and candy companies in the world.
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that infects the gut and can cause gastroenteritis. Symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.
In a statement, the UK's food safety agency advised consumers to avoid using certain batches of Kinder Surprise products.
"We know that these particular products are popular with young children, especially as Easter approaches, so we would urge parents and guardians of children to check if any products already in their home are affected by this recall," Head of Incidents Tina Potter said.
BBC also reported that 63 individuals, including young children, have fallen ill.