(RepublicanNews.org) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall of “Holiday Nog” from an Illinois dairy that inadvertently did not list eggs in the ingredients list.
The Prairie Farms dairy issued the voluntary recall of half-gallon containers of nog sold in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana at United Dairy Farmers stores between December 4-6. The failure to mention the addition of eggs to the product poses a serious health risk for people who have an egg allergy. Prairie Farms emphasizes that the recall only pertains to its Holiday Nog product, and its regular eggnog products are unaffected.
At this time, no illnesses have been reported. Symptoms of egg allergy manifest as someone’s immune system mistakenly reacts to egg proteins, and can be as benign as a mild rash, or as serious as difficulty breathing, stomach cramps, or even fatal anaphylactic shock. If you have purchased Holiday Nog from a United Dairy Farmers store with product number 7631005049, lot 2165, you are urged to return the items to receive a full refund.
If you have any questions or concerns about products involved in this recall, you can call the UDF Consumer Relations department toll-free at 1-800-833-1177 or you can call Prairie Farms at 618-659-5700.
This accidental mislabeling of holiday nog follows several other cases of food products recently recalled for similar reasons. In late November, a Michigan deli recalled nearly 2,000 sandwiches made with sesame seeds which were not on the ingredients list. In early November, over 2,000 trays of brownies containing unlisted peanuts were recalled from 14 states. And a national supermarket chain recalled egg custard pies because some of the pies may have been made with coconut and were not labeled correctly.
Millions of Americans have food allergies, and these incidents highlight the necessity of correct and accurate food labeling to avoid causing accidental illness and death.
If you believe you may have ingested a food that you’re allergic to, don’t take any risks: seek immediate medical treatment.
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