Ottawa company recalls eggs over Salmonella concern

October 22, 2020

Eggs produced by Canada’s Hilly Acres Farms are recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced. Hilly Acres Farms is headquartered in Cape Breton, Ottawa. The recall was first announced on October 8 and expanded one day later.

Company test results triggered the egg recall. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which could lead to the recall of additional products.

To date, there have been no illnesses associated with consumption of the recalled products, according to the CFIA, but the company issued the voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia said: “In Canada, all regulated egg farmers observe strict food safety and biosecurity guidelines to ensure eggs sold at retail and to foodservice are of the highest possible quality. This process includes regular testing for Salmonella. In this case, Salmonella was found on the premises but not in the eggs.