Hilly Acres Farm is issuing a recall on eggs sold in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall was triggered by test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that detected the possible contamination. There have been no reported instances of illness associated with these products as of this time. The following items have since been recalled:
Farmer John Eyking (DEC 27 N38/JAN 3 N38/ JAN 10 N38)
Large Size Eggs (12 eggs) UPC: 0 73557 00002 1
Large Size Brown Eggs (12eggs) UPC: 0 73557 00005 2
Nova Eggs (JAN 10 N38)
Large Size White Eggs (18 eggs) UPC: 0 59001 90118 2
National food safety lawyer Ron Simon has worked extensively on salmonella contamination cases and understands the potential danger salmonella can present. “Food safety is critical to maintaining good health and being aware of food recalls and taking the proper steps is vital. If there are any illnesses related to the Hilly Acres Farm egg recall they will likely be reported in the coming weeks as symptoms develop.”
Salmonella is a bacteria group responsible for the gastrointestinal illness salmonellosis. Salmonellosis can cause serious illness affecting the intestines and in some cases the bloodstream. Salmonellosis is spread through the eating or drinking of contaminated food and water or contact with contaminated animal products.
The FDA reports that symptoms of salmonella contamination typically develop within 12 to 72 hours after initial infection and can last roughly up to a week. Common symptoms of salmonellosis include fever, diarrhea, cramping, headaches, lethargy. Dehydration as a result of the previously mentioned symptoms is also a pressing concern for those with salmonellosis. Those most at risk for salmonella infection are the immunocompromised children, & the elderly. Consumers are encouraged to check for recalled products in their homes and to contact their healthcare professional should they begin to show symptoms.