Departmental (media releases)
21 March 2019
Following advice from the Victorian Health department of the recall of a number of egg brands produced by Bridgewater Poultry, the NSW Food Authority is asking NSW consumers to check their kitchens for any of the impacted brands because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.
The eggs are packaged as:
- Woolworths 12 Cage Free Eggs 700g barcode 9300633636982
- Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 600g
- Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 700g
- Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 800g
- Loddon Valley Barn Laid 600g (VIC and SA only).
The best before dates on all brands are: BB 20 MAR 19, 23 MAR 19, 27 MAR 19, 30 MAR 19, 3 APR 19, 6 APR 19, 10 APR 19, 14 APR 19, 17 APR 19, 20 APR 19, 24 APR 19, 27 APR 19, 29 APR 19.
The affected brands have been removed from shelves by retailers and are no longer for sale but consumers should check if they have any of the recalled eggs in their homes.
Consumers are advised they should not eat the eggs, but either dispose of them in the garbage or return to the place of purchase for a full refund. A receipt of purchase is not required.
Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms usually start around six to 72 hours after the contaminated food is eaten and usually last for four to seven days but can continue for much longer.
If you have immediate health concerns contact your medical professional in the first instance.
All other eggs are safe to eat, provided people exercise the usual caution required for a special care food like eggs, such as washing your hands and avoiding raw egg products particularly if you are a vulnerable population such as the immune compromised, under two or over 70 years of age or pregnant.
To minimise food safety risks eggs should be cooked thoroughly, this means they are cooked until whites are completely firm and yolk begins to thicken.
Further information about how to reduce your food safety risk when consuming eggs can be found at www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/eggs