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

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued 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.

A very small number of the eggs may be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

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.
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

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