Caterers asked to review egg suppliers amid Salmonella outbreak

Following an outbreak of Salmonella in England, caterers in the region are being asked to review their egg suppliers and to ensure they are handling eggs safely when preparing foods.

Over 240 cases of Salmonella enteritidis PT14b have been recorded with strong circumstantial evidence that eggs, used in catering establishments, which have been supplied by Bayern Ei GmbH & Co are involved. The eggs bear the following codes: Approval code DE-092136 Egg Stamp No. 3-DE-0920411 and Approval code DE-092134 Egg Stamp No. 3-DE-092043.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Public Health England are currently investigating this outbreak. The FSA does not believe that eggs from this company are on sale in shops and supermarkets. Advice to caterers is to check stock and if they find any eggs with the above codes then stop using them immediately and contact Environmental Health for advice on safe disposal. Further advice from the Food Standards Agency to Caterers on the Safe Handling of Eggs is available on this link