Some Eggs Sold in West End, Other QLD Stores Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Potential salmonella contamination has prompted an urgent recall of a batch of a particular brand of eggs that have been sold in West End and other Queensland stores.  Customers are being asked to return the products to their point-of-sale for a full refund.

On Saturday 21 January 2023, Watson Family Produce Pty Ltd announced a recall of their 350g and 700g pasture-raised, free-range eggs with date markings “Best Before: All best before dates up to and including 25 Feb 2023” over possible microbial (salmonella) contamination. 

Brand of Eggs Sold in West End, Other Qld Stores Over Potential Salmonella Contamination
Photo credit: Facebook / Watson Family Produce

The eggs were being sold at Harris Farms in the West End, Clayfield,, and Surfers Paradise as well as from independent food retailers in Queensland including IGA and Woolworths.

Customers who have purchased the eggs are advised not to consume the products and to instead return them to their point-of-sale for a full refund.

According to Food Standards Australia, food contaminated with salmonella can cause illness. The agency likewise advises customers who are concerned about their health to seek medical advice.

“Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) and Safe Food Queensland (SFQ) conducted an assessment of the farm and its procedures, and undertook environmental sampling of every chicken coop and the egg packing areas. Initial results have identified a low number of positive Salmonella detections and now we wait to find out the particular strain,” explains Watson Family Produce in a social media post.

“BQ stated that the farm did not have any visible bird health issues, and this is supported by our data showing there has not been any elevated mortality.

Watson added that they have taken voluntary and precautionary measures to recall all the eggs following a report from Queensland Health suggesting that “there may be people that have consumed eggs and were sick with Salmonella.”

“…The health and well-being of our supporters and our community is paramount and really all that matters.

“We will do everything we can to get back to normal supply and have our great product back into the market. We will continue to work closely with government authorities to help identify and trace a potential route of transmission into our property.”

For further information please contact:
Watson Family Produce Pty Ltd
0422 700 405 or 0425 295 942

Published 22-January-2023