Eggs sold in N.L., N.S. recalled due to salmonella
Product from Hilly Acres Farm sold under multiple brands; code dates between Sept. 2 and Oct. 31
Eggs that have been sold in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia under multiple brand names are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
The recall was prompted following test results from Hilly Acres Farm, a commercial egg production facility in Nova Scotia.
People and businesses are asked to check their eggs against a long list of possible product codes, detailed on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website listing, for the recall.
Brands being recalled include Compliments, Great Value, Eyking Delite, Maritime Pride, Nova Eggs and No Name.
All the eggs being recalled have code dates between Sept. 2 and Oct. 31. People who bought the products under the recall notice can contact the store where they were purchased for return information, or throw the product away.
The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to a recall of other products.
There have been no reported illnesses related to consumption of the products.
Food contaminated with salmonella might not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, the CFIA advised. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms including fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
The CFIA says it's ensuring that the recalled products are being removed from the marketplace.