Departmental (media releases)
27 March 2019
The NSW Food Authority advises that the following eggs are being voluntarily recalled by CR and M Ash and Sons because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE):
- Blue Mountains Free Range Eggs 700g (blue cardboard inner)
- Blue Mountains Cage Free Eggs 700g (plain cardboard inner)
- Fresh Eggs From My Farm 800g (plain cardboard inner)
- Farm Fresh Eggs 600g 700g 800g (plain cardboard inner)
- Catering pack 10 to 15kg
The Best Before dates on the cartons are:
26 April 2019 or 3 May 2019.
For the catering packs all individual eggs stamped with AF58 at the start of the code and a Best Before date of 26 April 2019 or3 May 2019.
Retail packs were sold through independent grocery stores mainly in the greater Sydney area.
Consumers are advised they should not eat the eggs and to dispose of them in the garbage or return them to your place of purchase for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required for recalled products.
The detection and swift action to undertake this voluntary recall resulted from increased monitoring by NSW producers.
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) are working to manage risks arising from the detection of SE in commercial egg laying properties in NSW.
All other eggs are safe to eat, provided people exercise the usual safe food handling precautions for eggs and other special care foods 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.
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.
Further information about how to reduce your food safety risk when consuming eggs can be found at www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/eggs