More eggs have been recalled from Victorian and New South Wales supermarkets amid fears of salmonella contamination.
Customers are being urged not to eat Synergy Produce’s Southern Highland Organic Eggs sold at Woolworths in both states, IGA in NSW and other independent NSW retailers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued the recall today for 12 and six-egg cartons of the brand with best before dates up to and including May 9.
Consumers should not eat these products the ACCC said.
Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
A statement on Southern Highland Organics website said testing for salmonella has turned positive.
You may return the products to point of purchase and ask for refund. We are very sorry the company said.
Symptoms of salmonella enteritidis include fever, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and nausea.
They usually start six to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food and can last up to a week.
The recall comes after thousands of hens had to be destroyed after another salmonella outbreak at a Victorian poultry farm.
The source of the infection was traced to Victoria’s Bridgewater Poultry, which was placed in quarantine as authorities investigated.
The recalled Victorian Fresh and Loddon Valley brands had best before dates ranging from March 20 to April 29.
Some in the industry blamed migratory birds for the initial outbreak.
It may have come from a migrating wild bird that can bring in this strain and infect the flock Egg Farmers of Australia spokesman John Coward said last month.
You can’t stop a bird flying over with this type of salmonella.