Eggs sold at Woolworths and stores across Australia are recalled over fears they could be contaminated with salmonella
Eggs sold at retailers across Australia – including Woolworths – are being recalled over fears they could be contaminated with salmonella.
The eggs have been sold at Woolworths and independent stores in the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and at Coles in Victoria and South Australia.
The eggs being recalled are 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.
Consumers have been warned to check their eggs immediately amid fears hundreds may have been contaminated with salmonella (stock)
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.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SALMONELLA
– Severe Diarrhoea
A statement by the food standards agency reads: ‘Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.’
Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, severe diarrhoea, 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.
NSW Health data indicates that during January 2019, there were 412 cases of Salmonella infection.
This is similar to the number notified during January in recent years.
Children under five years of age account for most cases notified, although all age groups are affected.