The UK’s Health Protection Agency has seen seven cases of Salmonella Enteritidis PT1 following consumption of a pasteurised liquid egg product.
The product, a Myprotein own brand ‘Free Range Liquid Egg Whites’, was recalled by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the company are no longer selling it. The FSA are working to identify the source of the eggs used in the product.
Dr Bob Adak, the head of the gastrointestinal diseases department at the HPA 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.
“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. To do this we intend to interview patients using a food questionnaire. As usual we will be working with our colleagues in the Food Standards Agency (FSA).”
A similar outbreak connected to liquid egg whites in 2007 affected 70 people.