If you have recently purchased eggs, you may want to check if they are part of a contamination recall. 

In a recall notice issued by the Canadian Government, certain brands of eggs have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella. 

According to the notice, eggs that are contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. 

Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are at a heightened risk and may contract serious or deadly infections. 

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as diarrhea, headaches, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, and fever. According to the Canadian government, long-term complications of salmonella may include severe arthritis.

Only eggs with these specific lot codes are affected: 

Eggs affected Chart of all the recalled eggs. Provided by the Government of Canada. 

If you discover that eggs you recently purchased are part of the recall, here is what you should do, according to the Canadian Government: 

  • If you become sick from eating contaminated eggs, contact your health care provider. 
  • If you are unsure if your product has been recalled, it is recommended to call the retailer you purchased the eggs from. 
  • Do not consume, sell, or serve recalled products. 
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location they were purchased from. 

At this point, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these eggs. 

One of the recalled egg brands was purchased in Cochrane by a resident who bought the eggs from the local Safeway. The brand was Compliments, 12 large size eggs, UPC 0 55742 35750 9, Code 2024MR14 S-21. 

Currently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to the recall of more products. 

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