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Eggs from Hilly Acres Farm recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, eggs sit waiting to be cooked at a cafe in Des Moines, Iowa.
FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, eggs sit waiting to be cooked at a cafe in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

A recall has been issued Friday for eggs from Hilly Acres Farm due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were distributed across Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

“This recall was triggered by the company test results,” the CFIA stated in a food recall warning.

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The items being recalled include Farmer John Eyking, Eyking Delite, Compliments and Nova Eggs. The full list of products can be found here.

Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia also released a statement on Friday saying that following a routine protocol, Hilly Acres Farm in Cape Breton began a voluntary recall of eggs due to a possible salmonella concern, and that’s when Canadian Food Inspection Agency got notified.

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The non-profit organization representing the province’s 26 registered egg farmers also said that Hilly Acres Farm sell eggs mainly throughout Cape Breton and western Newfoundland.

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“Only eggs with best before dates between Sept. 2 to Oct. 31, 2020, that are from “Hilly Acres” or identified with the lot code “38” or “N38” or with no code are impacted by the product recall,” the organization stated.

Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia also explained that people can find the code by looking at the end of the egg carton.

“If your egg cartons do not show 38 or N38, and show a different code, (example: N1, N5, N32, N50, etc.) your eggs are not impacted by this recall.”

According to the CFIA, it’s now conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.

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“If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.”

The CFIA says consumers or businesses that have the products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.

In the meantime, the agency says there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Salmonella poisoning can result in a wide range of symptoms, from short-term fever, headache and nausea to more serious issues, including severe arthritis and, in rare cases, even death.

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