J&O Mixed Veggie Dip Cups Recalled Over Egg Allergy Concerns

KEY POINTS

  • The product was distributed in Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming and New Mexico
  • FDA said egg was listed as one of the ingredients of the ranch dressing but it was not mentioned on its label
  • No adverse reactions related to the recalled product have been reported

Minnesota-based Russ Davis Wholesale is recalling its Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip due to “undeclared egg” content in it. People with egg allergy may experience an allergic reaction if they consume the product, the company warns.

The issue was reportedly discovered during a routine label audit when the company’s quality control team noted that egg was listed as one of the ingredients of the ranch dressing but it was not mentioned on the label.

“The Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip was distributed in Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico in higher education, health care and corporate campus’ in grab ‘n go coolers,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday.

The affected products are labeled as J&O Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip in 5.o-ounce plastic containers with a sell-by date from Sept. 30 to Nov. 2, 2020.

No adverse reactions related to the recalled products have been reported so far but the company warns of possible “serious” or “life-threatening” allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to eggs if they consume the product. It has asked those who have purchased the product to dispose of it. 

Customers who have any questions related to the recall can contact the company at 877-433-2173.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), egg allergy is actually one of the most  common allergies, especially in children. People who are allergic to chicken eggs may also be allergic to other types of eggs including quail and turkey.

“Experts estimate that as many as 2% of children are allergic to eggs,” the ACAAI noted. “Fortunately, studies show that about 70% of children with an egg allergy will outgrow the condition by age 16.”

Common symptoms of egg allergy include skin reactions such as hives, difficulty in breathing, sneezing or runny nose, watery eyes, or stomach pain after eating or even just by touching eggs. A less common but life-threatening reaction is anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical treatment.

Although egg allergy is quite common, it is an ingredient that usually remains hidden in products. This is why the FDA lists it as one of the eight allergens to be included on the ingredients label of packaged food products “in clear language”. 

Salad Pictured: A salad with fresh baby gem lettuce, heirloom tomato, toasted walnuts, and miso yaki tofu dressing Photo: Getty Images/Guillem Sartorio

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