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Quick egg response praised

By Country News

The VFF Egg Group has congratulated government departments and industry bodies for acting swiftly on an isolated salmonella incident at a farm near Bendigo.

An ‘‘exotic’’ strain of salmonella prompted a recall of some egg brands across four states and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of hens.

‘‘This incident is very concerning, but we’re glad to see how quickly and effectively government health and agricultural departments have responded,’’ VFF Egg Group vice-president Brian Ahmed said.

■The VFF advises consumers to visit: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/industry/foodrecalls/recalls/Pages/Bridgewater-Poultry-Eggs.aspx for an updated list of recalled brands.