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

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1 February 2019

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Check your fridge before your Saturday brunch - they may be infected with 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,' the NSW Food Authority said on Friday.

Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, severe diarrhea, 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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