Product safety advice

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

Affected eggs can be identified by the batch code and the best before date (BBD) stamped on the eggshell.

The eggs affected are sold in store listed below in England & Wales only. 

Products

Pack sizes

Best before dates

Batch code

Where the eggs are sold

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs

12

11 November 2020

13 November 2020

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs

12

11 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Merevale Mixed Weight Free Range Eggs

15

11 November 2020

17 November 2020

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs

6

17 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs

6

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Merevale Very Large Free Range Eggs

6

11 November 2020

15 November 2020

19 November 2020

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Specially Selected Mixed Weight  Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs

6

10 November 2020

11 November 2020

13 November 2020

15 November 2020

17 November 2020

18 November 2020

20 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

Specially Selected Mixed Weight British Blue Free Range Eggs

6

10 November 2020

12 November 2020

13 November 2020

1UK15270

Aldi

Merevale Large British Eggs

10

07 November 2020  to

01 December 2020

3UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

Everyday essentials Eggs

15

07 November 2020  to

01 December 2020

3UK15270

Aldi

(Certain stores only)

 

Risk to consumers

A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella. 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 table above, this means the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. This will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness. 

Customers 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, including the fridge

• washing hands thoroughly before and 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.

For more information please visit: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/fsa-issues-precautionary-safety-and-handling-advice-for-specific-eggs