Food Recall Issued for a Batch of Egg Products in Clayfield, Other Areas

Food Standards Australia has issued a major recall for a particular batch of eggs sold at Woolworths and IGA Queensland, Harris Farms in Clayfield and West End, and a number of independent food retailers due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

Published on Saturday, 21 January 2023, the recall order warned of the development of illnesses from eating contaminated eggs sold by Watson Family Produce Pasture Raised Free Range Eggs. The items are packed in 350g and 700g containers marked with a “best before” date up to 25 Feb 2023.   

Food Standards Australia said that consumers who have bought these products return their purchases to get a full refund. Those who have consumed the eggs, however, are advised to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning may include fever,  diarrhoea, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, gastro issues and blood in the stool or mucus.

In a statement, Watson Family Produce confirmed that a low number of Salmonella detections were identified at their chicken coop and packing facilities following a regular quality assessment from Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) and Safe Food Queensland (SFQ).  

Watson Family Produce said they have voluntarily submitted to the process of a food recall and have launched precautionary measures after receiving a Queensland Health report that some consumers have been sick with Salmonella poisoning after eating their eggs. 

“We will do everything we can to get back to normal supply and have our great product back into the market,” the company stated. 

“We will continue to work closely with government authorities to help identify and trace a potential route of transmission into our property.

“SFQ and BQ have been absolutely amazing during this process and have supported us in every way that they can. We have spoken to more than a handful of vets surrounding this as well as our mentors.

“This isn’t the end of Watson Family Produce. We will survive this with your support.

“If you know us personally some love wouldn’t go astray at the moment. And if you’re a supporter of our business, please continue to be as we will really need it right now.

“We don’t have all the answers, but as we do, we will continue to remain transparent with how this unfolds.”