Salmonella liquid egg cases

Seven cases of Salmonella have been discovered in a pasteurised liquid egg product called 'Free Range Liquid Egg Whites' sold by Myprotein and Nutricentre websites and health stores, the Health Protection Agency has said.

Health agency searching for Salmonella source

Salmonella bacteria under a microscope
Salmonella bacteria under a microscope Credit: Reuters

The Food Standards Agency are searching for the source of the eggs used in the egg whites product infected with Salmonella.

The Health Protection Agency has said there has been no national increase in the number of people infected with Salmonella poisoning as a result of the new cases detected, but they are investigating:

"Although there has been no increase in the number of cases of this type of Salmonella over recent weeks we are still investigating whether newly identified cases might be related to this egg product."

This is the second case of Salmonella linked to liquid egg whites, in 2007 a similar outbreak affected 70 people in England, Wales and the Chanel Islands.

Salmonella found in liquid egg product

Seven cases of Salmonella have been discovered in a pasteurised liquid egg product called 'Free Range Liquid Egg Whites' sold by Myprotein and Nutricentre websites and health stores.

The product has been recalled and the company are no longer selling it. The Food Standards Agency said they are working to identify the source of the eggs. Doctors are warning anyone who may have bought the product to throw it away:

This egg product has been subject to a recall and so we hope that now that it is no longer in circulation that this will stop people becoming unwell. If anyone has any of this batch of product at home then they should dispose of it.

– Dr Bob Adad, Health Protection Agency

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