Liquid Eggs Recalled From 9 States

( – Roughly 4,600 liquid egg products have been recalled due to “misbranding and undeclared allergens.” Michael Foods Inc. issued the recall after realizing the products contained milk not declared on the labels. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the product withdrawal, saying a routine carton inventory evaluation uncovered the problem.

The review found that several Whole Egg with Citric Acid cartons were unaccounted for, while simultaneously, there was an excess of Breakfast Blend Scrambled Egg packets. A packaging mix-up meant the wrong products were placed in the wrong cartons, one containing undeclared milk.

The federal Food Standards and Safety Inspection Service said the recall applies to 32-ounce paperboard cartons containing the name “Fair Meadow Foundations Whole Eggs with citric acid,” which were manufactured on June 11. The use-by date is September 16, and the relevant lot code is 4162G. The products were distributed in nine states: Alabama, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nebraska, South Carolina, Ohio, and Utah.

Milk allergies are among the most common in the United States and, in severe cases, can result in fatalities. Often affecting children, symptoms include hives, wheezing, coughing, and vomiting. It can also cause anaphylaxis, which impedes airwaves and can lead to serious breathing difficulties. Anaphylaxis requires treatment with an adrenaline shot, and symptoms, such as throat swelling, commence almost immediately after consumption.

Around six million Americans suffer from milk allergies, typically caused by Casein or Whey. Statistics additionally show that roughly 26 million are affected by food allergies, with shellfish, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts accounting for the majority. Studies find that around 128,000 people are hospitalized each year due to food allergies, and roughly 3,000 people die. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Norovirus, salmonella, and E. coli are the worst culprits. These are typically connected to meat preparation or poor hygiene standards.

The Department of Health and Human Services urges Americans to wash their hands frequently while preparing food and storing raw meat separately.

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