A range of eggs sold across the country are being recalled due to concerns over potential salmonella contamination.
Bridgewater Poultry Farm in Victoria has recalled five product lines it produces – Woolworths 12 Cage Free Eggs 700g (barcode 9300633636982), Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 600g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 700g, Victorian Fresh Barn Laid Eggs 800g and Loddon Valley Barn Laid 600g (VIC and SA only) – fearing contamination by salmonella enteritidis, a rare strain of salmonella. The products are sold at Coles, Woolworths and independent grocers.
Confirmed human cases of salmonella enteritidis have been reported in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. The strain has also been detected at chicken farms in New South Wales and Victoria.
Symptoms of salmonellosis include fever, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
It’s possible for salmonella enteritidis to be passed from person to person, but this usually only affects young children due to poor hand hygiene.