Check Your Fridge: Thousands Of Eggs Could Be Contaminated With Salmonella

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1 February 2019

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It's time to check the fridge - eggs are being recalled due to salmonella.

The NSW Food Authority is urging people to check eggs for marked with BEC or BEC115- as these may be contaminated with the bacteria.

It is important to know that not all eggs are impacted but if you have any stamped with BEC or BEC115 we recommend as a precaution that you discard them

- NSW Food Authority

Vicky Sheppard, director of communicable diseases at NSW Health, told the Triple M Newsroom that it is important to make sure any eggs you have at home aren't affected.

"Working with the Food Authority, we've chased back a salmonella infection in a number of people to a particular farm, and we're inviting people not to consume eggs from that farm," she said.

"The eggs are no longer being distributed but chances are that people may still have them at home.

"If you have eggs that are stamped BEC or BEC115, we recommend that you discard them."

Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, severe diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. The elderly and young children are more at risk.

How to stay healthy:

  • Cook all meat and poultry well.
  • Follow good food safety practices.
  • Cool cooked food rapidly and refrigerate.
  • Wash your hands and follow good personal hygiene practices before cooking.

From Foodsafety.govt.au 

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