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Salmonella outbreak linked to liquid egg white

A liquid egg white has been recalled following an outbreak of Salmonella.

The government has issued a warning following a salmonella outbreak linked to a liquid egg white product.

Three cases have been confirmed since the middle of August among people who consumed Dr Zak’s Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White, Public Health England (PHE) said.

A further five cases remain under investigation.

Testing on some batches of the product has indicated contamination with Salmonella bacteria of the same strain as the bacteria causing infection in those affected.

Dr Nick Phin, Deputy Director, National Infection Service, Public Health England, said: “Most of those affected have now recovered. However, Salmonella can cause a serious infection in those with weakened immune systems or in vulnerable groups including babies, the elderly or pregnant women.

“We’re aware that the high-protein product may be purchased by people for bodybuilding purposes. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.

“There are simple steps to stop its spread, including cooking food thoroughly, washing fruit and vegetables and washing your hands after using the bathroom.”

If anyone is concerned about symptoms they are advised to contact their GP or an out-of-hours service.

Tina Potter, head of incidents at the Food Standards Agency, said: “If you have bought this product please check the details on our recall notices.”We’re aware the affected batches could have a use-by date up to February 2019.

“If you’re storing the product from the recalled batches at home, do not eat the product, but return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.”

Source

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salmonella-outbreak-linked-liquid-egg-15259425