Health authorities have issued another egg recall – the fourth scare in four weeks!
Steve’s Fresh Farm Eggs From My Farm have been pulled from shelves after fears of salmonella contamination.
These eggs include the brand’s My Farm 12 Free Range Eggs 700g, as well as My Farm Cage Eggs 700g, with sell by dates up to May 6, 2019.
#recall: Steve's Fresh Farm Eggs is conducting a recall of Fresh Eggs From My Farm products. The products have been available for sale at butchers and independent stores in NSW, potential microbial Salmonella Enteritidis contamination Use By 6-5-2019 https://t.co/IlZhqZk2Ug pic.twitter.com/sucjPtk5Vu
— NSW Food Authority (@NSWFoodAuth) April 16, 2019
There’s been another egg recall due to salmonella fears
If you have these eggs then DO NOT EAT them. Dispose of them or return them to the store you purchased them at.
Steve’s Fresh Farm Eggs’ Fresh Eggs From My Farm are sold at butchers and independent stores in NSW.
Customers who have these eggs will be given a full refund.
Dr. Lisa Szabo, who is CEO of the NSW Food Authority, says the higher number of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) related egg recalls in recent weeks is due to the cluster of interconnected egg farms across the state.
“This is one of a number of recent recalls that are related to the detection of this particular organism”, Dr Szabo said.
“SE is a particular strain of Salmonella that we haven’t seen linked to NSW eggs before.
“We are working with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to actively target it through increased surveillance and testing, in cooperation with the egg industry.
“To date we have identified seven affected premises in NSW. Salmonella can be spread from property to property through the movement of produce, equipment, feed, rodents, people and vehicles…”
“The recall of foods, in the event there is a food safety risk, is a normal and routine part of a business’ food safety system.”
Meanwhile, batches of six (300g) and 12 packs (700g) of Southern Highland Organic Eggs that have best before dates up to and including May 9 were recently recalled.
Ash and Sons Eggs recalled Blue Mountains free range and cage free eggs with use by dates between April 26 and May 3.
Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, severe diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms usually start around 6 to 72 hours after the contaminated food is eaten and usually lasts for four to seven days but can continue for much longer.
Symptoms and signs of salmonella
- Severe Diarrhoea