Waitrose recalls organic eggs over lead scare
Waitrose has recalled thousands of organic eggs over
fears the eggs are contaminated with lead.
The Colombian blacktail hen eggs are all from one farm that supplies the
supermarkets. Daily Mail reports that free-range birds from one flock wandered
on to a field being used for clay pigeon shooting and ate lead shot.
After some of the chickens became ill, a vet was called. Lead suspicions
arose when he discovered that the birds had higher than normal levels of lead.
The eggs, which apparently make up 1% of Waitrose's organic egg supply,
were removed from the shelves.
"As a precaution we are recalling extra large, large and medium organic
blacktail Colombian organic eggs with the code of OUK 20137 stamped on each
individual egg. This recall applies to all date codes up to and including May
21," said a company spokesman.
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