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Liquid egg whites linked to salmonella in the UK

17th October 2012

The Health Protection Agency has warned that seven cases of salmonella in the UK are associated with bottles of liquid egg white.

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The HPA said a batch of liquid white made by Myprotein had been recalled but the source of the eggs from the affected batch - only the batch with the code L232203 was contaminated - is still being located.

One of the seven cases had to be admitted to hospital to be treated for salmonella infection.

Dr Bob Adak, the head of the gastrointestinal diseases department at the Health Protection Agency, said: "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."

The liquid egg whites, which are used by bakers and bodybuilders, were on sale at Nutri Centre stores and their website. 

Salmonella can cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever.

Dr Adak added: "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." 

 

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