Salmonella outbreak prompts egg recall amid NSW Health investigation
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Salmonella outbreak prompts egg recall amid NSW Health investigation

Eggs are being recalled from stores across metro Sydney after 23 people were diagnosed with food poisoning from Salmonella enteritidis.

The NSW Food Authority and NSW Health are investigating the cluster of Salmonella cases in the Sydney area, prompting Eggz on the Run to voluntarily recall cartons of 12 Brownshell eggs sold under the Glendenning Farms brand.

Leading egg retailer Eggz on the Run have voluntarily recalled thier 12 Brownshell Eggs sold under the Glendenning Farms brand after 23 cases of salmonella food poisoning in Sydney's metro area.

Leading egg retailer Eggz on the Run have voluntarily recalled thier 12 Brownshell Eggs sold under the Glendenning Farms brand after 23 cases of salmonella food poisoning in Sydney's metro area.Credit:NSW Health Authority

“The NSW Department of Primary Industries has issued a biosecurity direction on the farm to restrict movement of livestock, eggs, manure and disposables, and order the disinfection and decontamination of equipment,” the NSW Food Authority said.

“This direction will be in place while further investigations are underway.”

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Eggz on the Run's legal representative, Raed Rahal, emphasised that this was a voluntary recall.

"Our client is a family-run operation which has been in the egg business for over 20 years. They are cooperating with authorities," he said.

"Our client stands by their product and standards. They have undertaken the recall as a precautionary step."

Consumers have been advised to dispose of the eggs with best before dates listed as September 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and October 1, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required for a recalled item.

Salmonellosis symptoms include fever, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms usually start around six to 72 hours after the contaminated food is eaten and usually last for four to seven days but can continue for much longer.