Salmonella contamination sparks food recall

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

Salmonella contamination forced the recall of liquid egg products
Salmonella contamination forced the recall of liquid egg products
Salmonella contamination has sparked a nationwide recall of liquid egg products produced by protein foods producer Dr Zak’s.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has listed three new products in the recall, following an announcement earlier last week that Salmonella had been found in Barn Farmed Liquid White Egg with a use-by date of 29 December 2018.

The notice has now been extended to 970ml packs of the product with the lot numbers 18163BN2A, 18180BN2B, 18228BN2A and 18163BN2A. Use by dates for the products ranged from 12 December 2018 to 2 February next year.

Return to store

Customers that have bought the affected products were advised not to drink them and instead return them to the store they were bought from for a full refund.

If eaten, the symptoms of salmonella poisoning usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Earlier this month also saw another egg product recalled for containing potentially dangerous bacteria. Dearne Valley Foods was forced to recall two batches of its McWurst Scotch Egg products​, after they were found that be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

McWurst Scotch Eggs 2 eggs with the use by dates of 13-25 September 2018 and McWurst Mini Savoury Eggs 12 eggs with the use-by dates of 13-24 September 2018 were affected.

Listeria symptoms

Symptoms caused by listeria monocytogenes can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. In rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis, according to the FSA.

Any consumers that might have purchased the scotch eggs were advised to not eat them and to seek a full refund from the store where they were purchased.

Meanwhile, last month, Errington Cheese, the Scottish cheesemaker linked to a fatal outbreak of E.coli O157 in 2016, has made the last of its remaining staff redundant,​ as sales dropped in spite of a ruling that cleared the company of breaching hygiene regulations.



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