Date issued: 21 March 2019
Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer
Issued to: Health professionals and consumers
- A national recall of eggs produced by Bridgewater Poultry is underway following the detection of a particular strain of Salmonella bacteria (Salmonella Enteritidis) on the farm.
- Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed.
- As of 21 March there are five Victorian residents identified with Salmonella associated with this recall.
- Symptoms include diarrhoea, fever, headache, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting.
- Symptoms of Salmonella infection usually occur between six and 72 hours after eating contaminated food and commonly last for four to seven days.
- These eggs have been sold under different brands through Coles, Woolworths and a variety of independent stores nationally.
- Consumers should check if eggs they have purchased are affected by this recall by comparing the product with details of the recalled eggs at www.foodstandards.gov.au/recalls.
- Consumers who have purchased these eggs should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them in the rubbish bin. DO NOT dispose of these eggs in a compost bin.
- Consumers are also advised they MUST NOT feed these eggs to any domestic animals or livestock.
Read the full alert: Potential egg-related illness