Why You Should Be Careful Disposing Of Eggs Affected By The Salmonella Recall

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21 March 2019

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Warnings have been issued to the public urging the appropriate disposal of eggs following the salmonella recall.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Tasmania's director of public health Mark Veitch said that it was important not to throw eggs into the garden or feed them to pets, as this could spread the contamination.

"Affected stock is no longer available from supermarkets, but it is important that Tasmanians check they do not have any of the recalled eggs in their homes," Dr Veitch said.

"Not all eggs are affected, but if you have any eggs covered by this recall, or you have eggs in your home that might be from these brands, you should discard the eggs and egg cartons into the garbage.

"Do not dispose of the eggs into your garden and do not feed these eggs to your pets, or livestock.

"Alternatively, the eggs can be returned to the place of purchase."

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Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever and headache.

Anyone concerned about their health following the salmonella outbreak should see their GP.

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