Trading Standards Institute Advice

2019.09.23 Recall: British Lion Eggs - several batches

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:

FSA is issuing precautionary egg safety and handling advice to consumers in relation to a limited number of British Lion Eggs with flock code 1UK11871 and three best-before dates because a very small number of these eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.

Affected eggs can be identified by the unique flock code (1UK11871) and the best-before date stamped on each egg. Only the eggs with this code and best-before dates listed below are affected.

Product details
UK Lion Code Class A eggs; flock code 1UK11871
Pack size: all sizes
Best-before dates: 22 September 2019, 23 September 2019 and 24 September 2019

Risk statement
A very small number of the above eggs may be contaminated with salmonella.

Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

Our advice to consumers
We are issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased the eggs listed above to help avoid any potential, though low risk of illness.

As a precaution, consumers are advised to cook these eggs thoroughly, as this will eliminate salmonella.

Consumers 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
  • washing hands thoroughly before and after handling of eggs

Further information on salmonella and handling eggs is available on the FSA's website at:

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