Salmonella found in free-range eggs during inspections. According to several media reports, the eggs were sold in branches of aldi nord, penny and REWE. According to the augsburger allgemeine, stores in brandenburg, saxony-anhalt, saxony, thuringia – and bavaria are affected. It is not yet clear to which stores the contaminated eggs were delivered.
Affected eggs are easy to identify
Eggs that may have been contaminated with salmonella are easy to identify: they are printed with the code 1-DE-1504401 and have a best-before date between the 20th and 20th day of the month.09.2017 and the 12.10.2017. Those who bought affected eggs can bring them back to the retailer.
Salmonella illness does not become apparent until a few days after ingestion of the bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and low-grade fever. As a rule, the symptoms in healthy adults subside on their own after a few days. Infants, toddlers, seniors and people with weakened immune systems may develop a more severe course of the disease. It is urgently recommended that they seek medical help. Adults with worsening disease are also advised to consult a doctor.