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Last Updated: Friday June 23 2006 15:05 GMT

Choc removed over food bug fears

Dairy Milk
More than a million Cadbury chocolate bars are being taken off the shelves over fears that they could cause food poisoning symptoms.

The move affects several Dairy Milk products, a Dairy Milk Buttons Easter egg and the 10p Freddo bar.

It's feared they might have tiny traces of the food poisoning bug, salmonella.

A Cadbury spokesman said staff had worked out what had caused the problem and it had been sorted out. He said the move was to make sure no-one got ill.

"Cadbury expects to have fresh stocks of these products back on the market in the near future," he added.

Affected choccie
250g Dairy Milk Turkish
250g Dairy Milk Caramel
250g Dairy Milk Mint
Dairy Milk eight-chunk
1kg Dairy Milk
105g Dairy Milk Buttons Easter egg
10p Freddo bar

Salmonella is a type of bacteria. It can be found in poultry, eggs, milk, meat and water

Salmonella symptoms can include sickness and diarrhoea and stomach pains.

Most mild types of infection clear up in four to seven days without needing any treatment other than rest and drinking lots of water.

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