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Update 2: FSA issues precautionary safety and handling advice for specific eggs

England and Wales specific
Precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased specific batches of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

The FSA is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased specific batches of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with salmonella.

This update includes the original products identified and additional products, which have all come from one farm.

The list of affected eggs has been updated to include a further batch and an amendment to a batch code. 

The eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in stores listed below in England and Wales only, and are in batches 0UK15270, 1UK15270 and 3UK15270.

Product details for batch 3UK15270 

These are the products that have been added to the updated list on 10 November 2020 and are sold in England only.  

Aldi (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
Merevale Large British Eggs 10 

From 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020 

Everyday Essentials Eggs 15

From 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020 

Product details for batch 0UK15270 

These are the products where the batch code has been amended.  

Sainsbury's (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before dates
SO Organic Large Eggs 6

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

12 November 2020

17 November 2020

SO Organic Medium Eggs  6

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020

31 October 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

14 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

18 November 2020

20 November 2020

SO Organic Mixed Size Eggs 12

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020

31 October 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

14 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

20 November 2020

 

Product details for batch 1UK15270 

Sainsbury's (certain stores)

Product Pack size Best before dates
by Sainsbury's Medium Free Range Eggs

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

30 October 2020

05 November 2020

08 November 2020

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

14 November 2020

17 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Large Free Range Eggs 6

28 October 2020

30 October 2020

31 October 2020

01 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

08 November 2020

09 November 2020

12 November 2020

14 November 2020

15 November 2020

18 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Very Large Free Range Eggs 6

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

30 October 2020

31 October 2020

01 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

08 November 2020

09 November 2020

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

18 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Medium Free Range Eggs 12

27 October 2020

01 November 2020 

05 November 2020

08 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

14 November 2020

18 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Large Free Range Eggs 12

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020 

31 October 2020

01 November 2020 

04 November 2020 

05 November 2020

08 November 2020

09 November 2020

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

14 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

18 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 15

28 October 2020

30 October 2020

08 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs 15

01 November 2020

06 November 2020

J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs  10 

01 November 2020

05 November 2020

18 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Mixed size Free Range Eggs 6

12 November 2020

14 November 2020

17 November 2020

by Sainsbury's Medium Free Range Eggs 15

10 November 2020

13 November 2020

18 November 2020

Aldi (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs 6

04 November 2020

07 November 2020

20 November 2020

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs 12

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

01 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

08 November 2020

11 November 2020

13 November 2020

20 November 2020

Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs 12

28 October 2020

08 November 2020

11 November 2020

Merevale Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 15

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

01 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

11 November 2020

17 November 2020

20 November 2020

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs 6

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

01 November 2020

06 November 2020

08 November 2020

17 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

Merevale Very Large Free Range Eggs 6

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

08 November 2020

11 November 2020

15 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

Specially Selected Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs 6

27 October 2020

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020

31 October 2020

01 November 2020

03 November 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

07 November 2020

08 November 2020

09 November 2020

10 November 2020

11 November 2020

13 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

18 November 2020

20 November 2020

Specially Selected Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs 6

27 October 2020

29 October 2020

31 October 2020

02 November 2020

03 November 2020

05 November 2020

07 November 2020

08 November 2020

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

Asda (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
Asda Large Free Range Eggs 12

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

30 October 2020

01 November 2020

07 November 2020

08 November 2020

13 November 2020

15 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

Asda Medium Free Range Eggs 12

29 October 2020

01 November 2020

06 November 2020

08 November 2020

17 November 2020

19 November 2020

Asda Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 15

04 November 2020

06 November 2020

15 November 2020

19 November 2020

Asda Large Free Range Eggs 6

28 October 2020

29 October 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

13 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

Asda Medium Free Range Eggs 6

15 November 2020

19 November 2020

Fairburn's Lincolnshire Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 15

01 November 2020

03 November 2020

05 November 2020

10 November 2020

14 November 2020

Extra Special Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs 6 04 November 2020
Fairburn's Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs 12

27 October 2020

03 November 2020

17 November 2020

Fairburn's Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs 6

27 October 2020

29 October 2020

01 November 2020

03 November 2020

11 November 2020

15 November 2020

18 November 2020

Extra Special Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs 6

27 October 2020

29 October 2020

31 October 2020

02 November 2020

04 November 2020

06 November 2020

07 November 2020

09 November 2020

11 November 2020

Costco (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
Fairburn's Large Free Range Eggs 24

08 November 2020

15 November 2020

20 November 2020

Fairburn's Medium Free Range Eggs 24 20 November 2020
British Blue Mixed Size Free Range Eggs 15

27 October 2020

29 October 2020

31 October 2020

04 November 2020

05 November 2020

07 November 2020

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

Morrisons (certain stores) 

Product Pack size Best before dates
W.M. Morrison Chippindale Mixed Size Eggs 15

27 October 2020

01 November 2020

17 November 2020

19 November 2020

Fairburn Loose Eggs Sold loose 31 October 2020

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella, due to it being found in the environment. The eggshell surface might also be contaminated. 

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

Our advice to consumers

As a precaution, consumers are advised to thoroughly cook the eggs listed in the tables above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.  

Consumers should always follow good hygiene and egg handling practices when handling eggs and associated packaging, including:  

  • storing eggs in the fridge until use 
  • using eggs by the best before date 
  • cleaning surfaces and kitchen equipment effectively after use, including the fridge  
  • washing hands thoroughly after handling of eggs, including packaging and eggshells

Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance. 

Consumers who wish to return the potentially affected eggs should contact the store from where they bought them for further information. 

Only the eggs listed above sold at the stores in the table are affected.  No other eggs sold by these retailers or eggs sold at other shops are affected. There is no need to change your shopping habits for eggs or your usual cooking habits for eggs not listed above.