Eggs recalled over salmonella contamination fears
A number of eggs have been recalled from Coles and Woolworths stores across Australia due to potential salmonella contamination.
The recall affects eggs from Bridgewater Poultry Farm, according to Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued on Thursday.
Victoria’s health department said five cases of salmonella enteritidis have been linked to the farm.
The products include Woolworths 12 cage free eggs 700g, Victorian Fresh barn laid eggs 600, 700 and 800g, and Loddon Valley barn laid eggs 600g.
The Loddon Valley eggs are only sold in Victoria and South Australia.
The eggs listed have been sold at Woolworths and independent stores in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT along with Coles in Victoria and South Australia.
The best before dates are March 20, March 23, March 27, March 30, April 3, April 6, April 10, April 14, April 17, April 20, April 24, April 27 and April 29.
All other eggs are safe to eat, Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said.
“It is important to know that not all eggs are affected, but any eggs carrying the listed brands should return them to the point of sale for a full refund,” he said.
“Alternatively, they can be discarded by throwing them into the garbage, not the garden or compost.
“These eggs should not be given to pets or livestock.”
Vulnerable people, including the elderly, are urged to avoid eating raw egg products.
Anyone seeking further information can contact Bridgewater Poultry.
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