Consumers have been warned to check their eggs immediately amid fears thousands may have been contaminated with salmonella.

The NSW Food Authority is urging people to check their kitchens for any eggs that are marked with the identifying stamp BEC or BEC115 because they may be contaminated with a particular type of Salmonella.

NSW Food Authority CEO Dr Lisa Szabo said thanks to mandatory egg stamping required in NSW, the Food Authority has been able to isolate the particular batch of eggs.

“All other eggs are safe to eat, provided people exercise the usual caution required for a special care food like eggs such as washing your hands and avoiding raw egg products particularly if you are a vulnerable population such as the immune compromised, under two or over 70 years of age or pregnant,” Dr Szabo said.

“It is important to know that not all eggs are impacted but if you have any stamped with BEC or BEC115 we recommend as a precaution that you discard them.

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The eggs were not sold as cartons to outlets such as Woolworths and Coles but in catering cartons, a spokesperson from the NSW Food Authority told 10 daily.

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  • I live in SA so was not affected by this recall. I prompted me to check the “best before” date on the cartons of eggs I had in the fridge.

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  • I only buy cartons of eggs not the caterers packs but thanks for bringing it to our attention

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  • Thanks for the warning! Thankfully I only got mine the other day from woolies!

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  • I usually buy mine from Coles, phew, so no issue here. Salmonella is a nasty sickness.

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  • THIs is scary thanks for article

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  • Thanks for sharing this important recall.

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  • Thank you for always sharing these types of recalls and warnings – i don’t watch the news on tv anymore so would not find out these things if I wasn’t a member here!

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  • Our eggs come from our backyard chickens.
    Last week my 8yr old (who is a kleptomaniac) in her urge to take, took 2 raw eggs and ate them. 6 hours after consuming them she became sick, nausea vomiting headaches, and it lasted for about a week.


    • Oh! No! Hope she is feeling better – sounds like she suffered – poor girl!

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  • Luckily not in our state

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  • We wouldn’t have any but glad they were able to isolate which eggs were at risk.

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  • Where are catering cartons sold?

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  • Not likely we’ve got any, but I’ll double check. Thanks.

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  • I’m glad it didn’t effect SA.

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  • I understand it just affect NSW luckily. Better to check all the eggs in the house indeed. We don’t want to risk salmonella.

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  • Thanks for the article,mine are all good!

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