More British Lion eggs from Sainsbury's, Aldi, Morrisons and Asda have possibly been contaminated with salmonella - what you need to know

Thursday, 12th November 2020, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 12th November 2020, 11:32 am

Even more batches of eggs have been added to the list after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) previously issued advice to consumers in England and Wales.

It has been revealed that certain batches of British Lion eggs may have been contaminated with salmonella.

The affected eggs were sold across a variety of big name supermarkets.

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How to know if you’re affected

The batch code for the affected eggs is 1UK15270, 0UK15270 and 3UK15270.

The affected eggs were sold in the following stores:

Sainsbury’s

This is for batch code 0UK15270:

SO Organic Large Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/17 November 2020.

SO Organic Medium Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/20 November 2020.

SO Organic Mixed Size Egg, pack size 12, best before date between 27 October 2020/20 November 2020.

This is for batch code 1UK15270:

Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/17 November 2020.

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size six, best before date between 28 October 2020/18 November 2020.

Very Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/18 November 2020.

Medium Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size 12, best before date between 27 October 2020/18 November 2020.

Large Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size 12, best before date between 27 October 2020/18 November 2020.

Mixed Size Free Range Eggs by Sainsbury’s, pack size 15, best before date between 28 October 2020/08 November 2020.

Basics Mixed Size Barn Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 01 November 2020/06 November 2020.

J James Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size 10, best before date between 01 November 2020/18 November 2020.

Sainsbury's Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 12 November 2020/17 November 2020.

Sainsbury's Medium Free Range Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 10 November 2020/18 November 2020.

Aldi

For batch code 3UK15270:

Merevale Large British Eggs, pack size 10, best before date from 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020.

Everyday Essentials Eggs, pack size 15, best before date from 07 November 2020 up to and including 01 December 2020.

For batch code 1UK15270:

Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 04 November 2020/20 November 2020.

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs, pack size 12, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Merevale Medium Free Range Eggs, pack size 12, best before date between 28 October 2020/11 November 2020.

Merevale Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Merevale Large Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Merevale Very Large Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Specially Selected Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Specially Selected Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/13 November 2020.

Asda

For batch code 1UK15270:

Asda Large Free Range Eggs, pack size 12, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Asda Medium Free Range Eggs, pack size 12, best before date between 29 October 2020/04 November 2020.

Asda Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 04 November 2020/19 November 2020.

Asda Large Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 28 October 2020/20 November 2020.

Asda Medium Free Range Eggs, packs size six, best before date between 15 November 2020/19 November 2020.

Fairburn's Lincolnshire Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 01 November 2020/14 November 2020.

Extra Special Mixed Size Golden Yolk Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date 04 November 2020.

Fairburn's Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs, pack size 12, best before date between 27 October 2020/17 November 2020.

Fairburn's Lincolnshire Large Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/18 November 2020.

Extra Special Mixed Size British Blue Free Range Eggs, pack size six, best before date between 27 October 2020/11 November.

Costco

For batch code 1UK15270:

Fairburn's Large Free Range Eggs, pack size 24, best before date between 08 November 2020/20 November 2020.

Fairburn's Medium Free Range Eggs, pack size 24, best before date 20 November 2020.

British Blue Mixed Size Free Range Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 27 October 2020/12 November 2020.

Morrisons

For batch code 1UK15270:

W.M. Morrison Chippindale Mixed Size Eggs, pack size 15, best before date between 27 October 2020/19 November 2020.

Fairburn Loose Eggs, best before date 31 October 2020.

What to do if you are affected

The FSA advises consumers to thoroughly cook their eggs, which means that the egg yolks and whites should not be eaten runny. Thoroughly cooking the eggs will eliminate salmonella and avoid risk of illness.

Alternatively, consumers who wish to return their potentially affected eggs can contact the store they bought them from for more information.

Only the eggs listed above are affected - no other eggs sold by the retailers or eggs sold at other shops have been affected.

What are the symptoms of salmonella?

The FSA states that anyone concerned about salmonella symptoms should contact their GP or out of hours service in the first instance.

The NHS says that the time taken between contracting salmonella and becoming ill is between six hours and three days, but it can be longer. Often, it is within 12 to 36 hours.

Symptoms include:

Loose stools (usually without blood or mucous)Abdominal (stomach) painFever, headacheNausea and/or vomitingGeneral tiredness

These symptoms usually clear up within three to seven days, but a small number of people take weeks to fully recover.