Processed Egg Products Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk
WASHINGTON, DC (wggb) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 226,710 pounds of “OvaEasy” processed egg products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
Consumers will want to check the packaging on these products. They were produced between Feb. 28, 2013, and Feb. 8, 2014, and bear the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. Products were shipped nationwide, to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, as well as to Canada.
There have been no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis which is one of the most common bacterial food-borne illnesses. Symptoms of salmonellosis can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days and most people recover without medical intervention. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness from ingesting salmonella.
The FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare and consume egg products that have been cooked to a temperature of 160° F.
For a complete list of the recalled products you can check the FSIS release here.