One of the egg brands recalled yesterday due to the possible contamination of salmonella has been purchased in Cochrane.

According to a recalled notice issued by the Canadian government, contaminated eggs may not look, or smell spoiled but have the potential to make consumers sick. They should not be consumed, used, sold, served, or distributed.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. It is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

At this point, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

A local resident says she purchased the affected coded brands at the local Safeway store. She says it was Compliments, 12 large size eggs, UPC 0 55742 35750 9 Code 2024MR14 S-21.

Only eggs with the specific lot code information in the table below are affected. 

  • Compliments, Large Size Eggs,12 Eggs, UPC 0 55742 35750 9, Code 2024MR14 S-21
  • Harman Medium Size Eggs, 12 Eggs, UPC 0 63902 00202 2, Code 2024MR28 S-21
  • Star Egg, Extra Large Size Eggs, 15 dozen eggs, no UPC, Code 2024MR07 S-21
  • Star Egg, Large Size Eggs, 60 Eggs, UPC 0 63902 05030 6 Codes 2024MR07; 2024MR14; 2024MR21; 2024AL04; 2024AL19
  • Star Egg, Medium Size Eggs, 15 dozen Eggs, No UPC, Code 2024MR21 S-21
  • No Name, Large Size - White Eggs, 30 Eggs, UPC 0 60383 22293 2, Codes 2024MR07; 2024MR14; 2024MR21; 2024AL04; 2024AL19

This is what the government suggests you should do have purchased any of the above:

  • If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider.
  • Check to see if you have recalled products.
  • Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the recalled product are advised to contact their retailer.
  • Do not consume, serve, use, sell, or distribute recalled products; and
  • Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

According to federal health officials, young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The recall was triggered by test results from the CFIA.