FSA issues precautionary egg safety and handling advice concerning one flock code

England and Wales specific

FSA is issuing precautionary egg safety and handling advice to consumers in relation to a limited number of British Lion Eggs with flock code 1UK11871 and three best before dates because a very small number of these eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the unique flock code (1UK11871) and the best before date stamped on each egg. Only the eggs with this code and best before dates listed below are affected.

Product details

UK Lion Code Class A eggs; flock code 1UK11871

Pack size All sizes
Best before 22 September 2019, 23 September 2019 and 24 September 2019

Risk statement

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Our advice to consumers

We are issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased the eggs listed above to help avoid any potential, though low risk of illness.
As a precaution, consumers are advised to cook these eggs thoroughly, as this will eliminate salmonella.
Consumers are advised to always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when using eggs including: storing eggs in the fridge until use, using eggs by the best before date, cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, and washing hands thoroughly before and after handling of eggs.
Further information on salmonella and handling eggs is available at: https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/salmonella

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-FAFA-02-2019