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Egg Recall Impacting Restaurants Across Several States Nationwide

A bowl of scrambled eggs with herbs on top.

If you’re craving scrambled eggs, you should know there’s been a recall on liquid egg products from Michael Foods Inc. Apparently, a mislabeling incident could cause consumers to be unknowingly exposed to allergens! The Minnesota manufacturer voluntarily recalled the affected items from stores, according to Newsweek. Restaurants with these products in their possession have been advised to discard or return them, as well.

Fair Meadow Foundations Whole Eggs with Citric Acid is the name of the liquid egg product being recalled. Compromised items will have batch number 4162G and a use-by date of September 16, 2024. If you need help identifying the product in question, you can consult this image provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

A bowl of scrambled eggs with herbs on top.
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Here’s why Michael Foods recalled this liquid egg product.

So, what’s wrong with these liquid eggs and why is Michael Foods recalling them? Well, it turns out that the product inside the carton actually isn’t Whole Eggs with Citric Acid, but Breakfast Blend Scrambled Egg, which contains milk. This means that someone expecting milk-free liquid eggs could accidentally ingest this allergen.

As soon as Michael Foods discovered that some of their liquid eggs were in the wrong containers, they immediately recalled those items. In the end, they had to remove 4,620 pounds worth of the food product from shelves!

A remaining worry for consumers with milk allergies is that some of the cartons might still be in restaurants. Even though the FSIS advised everyone to get rid of any Whole Eggs with Citric Acid that match the description of the recalled product, mistakes can still happen. Residents of Alabama, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah should exercise caution when ordering anything made with eggs.

While this recall may sound pretty scary, you should know that, so far, no one on record got sick from these mislabeled liquid egg products. It’s a good thing the manufacturer caught the mistake!

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