Canadian Food Inspection Agency Orders Recall of Shell Eggs


On October 8th, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall of eggs from Hilly Acres Farm as a result of Salmonella contamination although the serotype was not specified.  Eggs were distributed in Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia under a number of brands including Maritime Pride, Nova Eggs, Great Value, and Farmer John Eyking.  The recall extends to all eggs produced or packed by Hilly Acres with a code date of September 2nd through October 31st.


It is understood that the recall following identification of Salmonella infection, presumably SE, in flocks following routine surveillance.  At this time no reports of illness have been documented.


Between June 16th and July 27th, a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak occurred in the Province of New Brunswick with thirteen confirmed cases.  No specific source or vehicle was identified in this outbreak and there is no evidence at this time that the cases identified were associated with the Hilly Acres recall.  Obviously molecular analytical techniques including WGS will be applied to ascertain if there was any involvement of the farm involved in the current recall.