The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a circular to the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority and the municipalities of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah, to ensure that the UAE markets are free of Salmonella-contaminated eggs by not importing eggs from Rose Acre Farms and Cal-Maine Foods Inc. located in the US state of North Carolina, if they carry the codes listed on the FDA website.
The decision follows a warning issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) after illnesses were traced back to the Rose Acre egg production farm in Hyde County, North Carolina. The Farm recalled over 200 million eggs from nine US states, in addition to nine countries, including the UAE. MOCCAE urged UAE consumers not to eat any US-made eggs from the aforesaid farm and to return or get rid of them. For more information regarding the codes and photos of the products, consumers can access the FDA website.