Egg Recall in Germany Due to SE


Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH located in Oldenburg, Germany issued a recall after detecting SE in a consignment of eggs.


Eifrisch is an integrated producer claiming high levels of welfare and safety.  The affected eggs were distributed through 13 states and were sold by eight major food chains.  There were no reports of illness as a result of contamination.


SE was previously prevalent in Germany in the 1990s but effective control and monitoring procedures closely approximate U.S. procedures and standards.


According to the standard E.U. print code, the affected product was classified as organic and was produced in Germany. Poland has recalled a large quantity of eggs distributed in the domestic and E. U. markets in past months.