Spanish Egg Imports Banned Yet Again

YERUSHALAYIM -

Just days after renewing the import of eggs from Spain, shipments have been halted yet again – because, yet again, salmonella has been found in a shipment of eggs from that country. The eggs are already on the market; consumers are asked to return to stores packages marked ES5236, with a sell-by date of February 6, 2016.

Two weeks ago, the Health Ministry halted the import of eggs from Spain because tests indicated they were infected with salmonella.

In order to prevent any health issues, the Ministry called on consumers not to eat eggs that were not thoroughly cooked, as well as to store eggs properly. Consumers should be especially cautious when it comes to preparing food including eggs for the elderly and for children.

Last month, eggs from Ukraine were banned as well, after tests of samples of those eggs yielded some with the bacteria.