UK retailer Waitrose has recalled some of its organic eggs after chickens on one of its supplier farms consumed lead shot.


Organic Columbian Blacktail free-range eggs with farm code OUK 20137 are being withdrawn. Waitrose’s other organic eggs remain on sale.


Waitrose said the contamination was thought to be caused by lead shot from a clay pigeon shoot getting into the chickens free-range enclosure.


“Our eggs are all fully traceable to their farm source,” a spokesperson for the company commented. “That is why we can recall only those eggs stamped with the code of the farm in question.”