Food allergy alerts

March 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm (alert, Allergy News!, cooking, egg, food, labeling, milk, recalls, safety)

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 29, 2007

Southeast Asian Foods is recalling “Chiu Chow Fish Paste,” “Chiu Chow Fish
Ball,” and “Chiu Chow Fish Cake” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed in Northern California through restaurants,
supermarkets, and retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Chiu Chow Fish Paste” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, 40-lb.
plastic gallon bucket, or 14-oz. clear plastic cup.

“Chiu Chow Fish Ball” is packed in a clear 5-lb. plastic bag, or 14-oz.
vacuum plastic bag.

“Chiu Chow Fish Cake” is packed in a 7-oz. or 13-oz. vacuum plastic bag.

Consumers who have purchased the products may return them to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (415) 822-2070.

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. is recalling “Harry London Chocolate Fudge and
Peanut Butter Egg confectionery Products” due to undeclared egg.

The products were distributed to various distributors, wholesalers, and
fundraising accounts nationwide in 8-oz. and 3.5-oz. packages with one of
the following bar code numbers: 2179501083, 2179501084, 2179501085, or
2179501086.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

EGG AND MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 23, 2007

Harry London Candies, Inc. and Macy’s are recalling Frango® Cheggs
branded “Mint Chegg, Double Chocolate Chegg, Marshmallow Chegg, Peanut
Butter Chegg, Caramel Chegg, and Toffee Cheg Egg confectionary Products”
due to undeclared egg and milk.

The products were sold at Macy’s Department Stores.

The products are packaged in 4-oz. and 8-oz. packages and have one of the
bar code numbers listed below.

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg:
2179500565, 2179500566, 2179500567, 2179500568, 2179500570, 2179500572,
2179500573, 2179500588, 2179500589, 2179500590, 2179500592, 2179500594

Candy products with the following bar codes contain undeclared egg and
milk:
751756019807, 751756019814, 751756019821, 751756019852, 751756019838,
751756019869, 751756019876, 751756019883, 751756019890, 751756019906

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and call the
company’s customer service department at (800) 321-0444 Monday through
Friday 8:30-5:00 EDT.

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Food allergy alerts

March 16, 2007 at 6:40 am (alert, Allergy News!, egg, milk, wheat)

MILK AND WHEAT ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Frito-Lay is recalling 2-oz. bags of “Fritos Original Corn Chips” due to
undeclared milk and wheat.

The product was distributed to vending machines and food service operations
in Louisiana and Texas.

The 2-oz. bags are labeled “Fritos Original Corn Chips” with a “freshness
date” of May 8 located on the upper right hand side of the package and with
a 10 digit code number of 62730483692, 62730483592, or 62730483992, which
appears immediately beneath the freshness date.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to the place of
purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at
(800) 352-4477.

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Continental Mills is recalling “GFS Buttermilk Pancake Mix” due to
undeclared egg.

The product was distributed through Gordon Food Service, Inc. (GFS)
delivery and GFS Marketplace stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The “GFS Buttermilk Pancake Mix” is packaged in a 5-lb. cardboard box with
the code date printed on the top flap. The code dates involved have the
first six digits KB6313 and KB6314.

Consumers who have purchased the product should discard it and bring their
receipt back to the GFS Marketplace store for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may call the company at (800) 426-0955 Monday through Friday 8:00-
5:00 PST.

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
March 12, 2007

Hempler Foods Group is recalling “RESER’S FINE FOODS, Premium BEEF SUMMER
SAUSAGE, Natural Smoke Flavoring Added” due to undeclared milk.

The product was distributed to retail stores in Idaho, Montana, New Mexico,
Oregon and Washington.

The product was sold in 16-oz. packages with a “Sell by” date of 3/13/07,
3/18/07, 4/25/07, 5/16/07, 6/16/07, or 8/27/07. Each label bears the
establishment number “EST. 6410” inside the USDA seal of inspection.

Consumers with questions should call the company at (360) 380-6685.

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Egg Allergy news

March 1, 2007 at 1:11 pm (alert, Allergy News!, egg, food, kids, labeling, safety)

Got this via email from a local allergy group, Allergy Awareness and Education Group, in Oldham Co., Kentucky.

AAAAI: Kids with Egg Allergy Take a Powder

By Neil Osterweil, Senior Associate Editor, MedPage Today
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
February 27, 2007

Add Your Knowledge™ Additional AAAAI Coverage

SAN DIEGO — Children with allergies to eggs can lose their sensitivity with the help of a little powdered egg and an oral desensitization regimen, according to Japanese researchers.
Action Points
Explain to parents that oral desensitization regimens such as the one described here should be performed only under the supervision of qualified physicians, as serious allergic or anaphylactic reactions requiring immediate treatment can occur.

This study was published as an abstract and presented orally at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary as they have not yet been reviewed and published in a peer-reviewed publication.
Eleven of 13 allergic children were able to tolerate up to 4 g of powdered egg, about one-quarter of a medium-sized hen’s egg, reported Masuyaki Akashi, M.D, of the National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo, and colleagues.

In their study “the reduced risk of critical allergic reaction with accidental ingestion of egg was observed in all patients,” Dr. Akashi reported at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology meeting here.

Although they typically recommend that young patients with egg allergies be kept on egg-avoidance diets until they reach school age, by which time the majority of children have lost their sensitivity, there are some children who never seem to develop tolerance, the authors said.

On the basis of clinical experience with oral desensitization therapy in the U.S. and Europe, the authors conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the technique with the 13 egg-allergic children.

The seven boys and six girls had a mean age of 5.5 + 1.5 years (range four to eight). Two of the children had bronchial asthma alone, two had atopic dermatitis alone, and the remaining nine had both.

Powdered egg, starting at a dose of 0.1 mg, was introduced gradually into the diets, and was increased every three of four days, in increasing small increments, over three to six months.

Whenever an objective allergic reaction occurred, the previous dose was given for an additional week, and the child was then started on antihistamine.

The main outcomes measures were tolerance to 4 g of powdered egg, and egg-white specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) levels in serum.

At the end of the study, 11 of the 13 children had developed tolerance to the full 4 g dose of powdered egg. One of the remaining two children could ingest up to 0.2 g of egg, and the other up to 2.4 g at six months.

All but one of the patients had at least some type of allergic reaction during the therapy, with major adverse events including abdominal pain, vomiting, and oral allergy syndrome, but there were no anaphylactic reactions.

“We conclude that our oral desensitization therapy could induce tolerance for 11 of 13 children with egg allergy safely,” Dr. Akashi said.

Dr. Akashi’s co-author, Yukihiro Ohya, M.D., director of the allergy division at Japan’s National Center for Child Health and Development, said that the lack of anaphylactic reactions and the cautious increase in doses gave them confidence that the oral desensitization regimen could be performed safely at home under close supervision by a qualified physician.

The authors had no relevant financial disclosures.

Complete AAAAI Coverage

Primary source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Source reference:
Akashi M et al. “Oral Desensitization in Children with Egg Allergy.” Abstract 291 presented Feb. 24.

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Egg Allergy Alert

February 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm (Allergy News!, egg, USA, Websites)

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
February 21, 2007

The American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC) is recalling Giant Eagle
brand “Egg Free Pasta Ribbons” due to undeclared egg.

The product was distributed in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Maryland, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The product is identified as “Giant Eagle Egg Free Pasta Ribbons” 12-oz.,
UPC 3003404596.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to Giant Eagle for a
full refund.

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A bad week for egg allergic folks

January 30, 2007 at 1:16 pm (egg, recalls, USA)

MILK ALLERGY ALERT
January 30, 2007

Vitalabs, Inc. is recalling all containers of Egg Protein Powder in
Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry flavors due to undeclared milk.

The recalled Egg Protein Powder was distributed nationwide in retail stores
and through Internet sales under the following brand and product names:

Apple A Day Egg Protein (Elijay, GA)
Bellissima Egg Protein (Des Moines, IA)
Body by Todd Egg Protein (Columbus, OH)
Classic Anatomy Gym Mix A Meal (Leonville, LA)
Coad Egg White Protein (Monroe, GA)
Desert Burn Egg Protein (Gainsville, GA)
Fitness Systems Egg Protein (Sinking Spring, PA)
Hannon Health Systems Albumin Isolate (Ozark, AL)
Jay Robb’s Egg White Protein (Carlsbad, CA)
Lanny’s Albumin Isolate (Enterprise, AL)
Len Rossi Egg Protein (Brentwood, TN)
Miracle II Now Egg Protein (Goldsboro, NC)
Mother Nature’s Market Egg Protein (Tucker, GA)
NCP Miracle, Inc. Egg Protein (Kenly, NC)
Nutrition World Egg Protein (Chattanooga, TN)
Olympia Egg Protein (Lawrenceville, GA)
Return To Eden Egg Protein (Atlanta, GA)
Vitalabs’ Chocolate Ultra Egg Protein Powder (Jonesboro, GA)

All three flavors of the Egg Protein Powder were packaged in four different
sizes:

1250-CC white plastic bottle, net weight 1 lb. (454 grams)
2000-CC white plastic bottle, net weight 2 lbs. (907 grams)
2-gallon white plastic bucket, net weight 6 lbs. (2,722 grams)
4×5-inch silver single-serving packet, net weight 30 grams

Consumers, wholesale customers, and distributors who have purchased the
product are urged to call the company for further instructions at (770) 478-
0006 in the Metro Atlanta Area; or (800) 241-3017 outside the Metro Atlanta
Area.

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another allergy update – this time egg

January 29, 2007 at 4:42 pm (Allergy News!, cooking, egg, recalls, USA, Websites)

EGG ALLERGY ALERT
January 29, 2007

El Norteno Distributors is recalling “BROWN CORN COOKIES (ROSQUETE DE
MAIZ)” due to undeclared eggs.

The recalled “BROWN CORN COOKIES (ROSQUETE DE MAIZ)” were distributed
nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 6-oz., clear plastic bag with no lot codes.

Consumers who have purchased the product may return it to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at (305) 597-4454.

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