Urgent Recall On Australian Eggs Sold At Supermarkets

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We love an egg hunt here at ellaslist but this one has more of an alarming nature. Australians are being urged to check their cupboards and fridges for a batch of eggs which are potentially contaminated with salmonella.

The eggs have been sold at Coles, Woolworths and independent stores in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and at Coles in Victoria and South Australia. 

The outbreak occurred at Bridgewater Poultry farm in Victoria, which is being investigated by agriculture officials after a strain of salmonella was detected. The farm has since been closed.  

Which Eggs?

Check your shelves for Woolworths 12 Cage Free Eggs 700g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 600g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 700g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 800g and Loddon Valley Barn Laid 600g.

The eggs that may be affected have these best before dates: March 19, 20, 23, 27, 30 and April 3, 6, 10, 14, 17, 17, 20, 24, 27.

Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services said it had identified five cases of illness linked to the salmonella enteritidis strain, which prompted the recall. 

Chief health officer Brett Sutton said two of the five people with the illness had been taken to hospital for treatment, but had since been released.

Round Them Up For A Refund

"We'd just like people to check and if they do have any of these eggs they should return them or throw them out to avoid any risk of food poisoning," Dr Sutton told ABC News.

Dr Sutton said it was important to note that not all eggs were affected, but any of those listed should be returned to the point of sale for a full refund.

"Alternatively, they can be discarded by throwing them into the garbage, not the garden or compost," he said.

"These eggs should not be given to pets or livestock."

Health authorities said it was still safe to continue eating other eggs, but they should always be cooked until the white is completely formed and the yolk begins to thicken.

 

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