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BAHAMAS: Update on Contaminated Eggs Following Alarm Created on Social Media

#Bahamas, May 04, 2018 – Nassau – The Department of Agriculture wishes to advise the public of the voluntary recall of eggs produced by Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde Country Farm.

The Bahamas has been determined by the United States Food and Drug Agency (FDA) as one of the international locations the recalled eggs were distributed.  These eggs were sold under multiple brand names including Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Great Value, Nelms, Sunshine Farms, Publix and Sunups.

We note the viral image posted on social media purporting that contaminated eggs were being sold by a local retailer.  We wish to advise the public that our inspectors have reviewed the batch information on the cartons on the shelves and have determined that they are not from the original recall list.  The department advises, however, that the public exercise due caution and inspect the numbers carefully in the event that products on the shelf are added to the expanded list.

Consumers and retailers should check carton or packing of their eggs for the following;

  •             Plant number P-1065
  •             Lot code or Julian date between 011-102
  •             Plant number P-1359D
  •             Julian Date 048A or 049A
  •             Best by dates APR 02 and  apr 03

Plant numbers and Julian dates are printed on individual boxes , with the Julian date following the Plant number for example P-1359D-048A.

Consumers should do the following;

  • Do not eat any shell eggs from the lots listed above.
  • If they have any of the above products they are advised to discard the product or return to their place of purchase.
  • Practice safe food handling and preparation measures. Wash hands, utensils and surfaces with hot soapy water before and after handling raw eggs and raw egg containing foods.
  • Preparation surfaces and food cutting utensils that may have come in contact with the potentially contaminated eggs should be thoroughly cleaned.

The Department further advises the public to continue to monitor the media for any additions or updates to the contaminated eggs list.

 

Release: The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

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