Mary Berry’s Salad Dressing, a product enjoyed by thousands of households across the UK, is currently being pulled from shop shelves. A recent batch of the popular condiment was accidentally filled with another product containing egg. The salad dressing itself wasn’t supposed to contain the ingredient, which is one of the most common allergy-triggering foods.
As the 235ml bottles, code batch 7361, weren’t supposed to contain egg, the packaging has no allergy warnings. It also does not list the ingredient anywhere on the label. Instead of the actual salad dressing, these bottles were filled with the Bake-Off Star’s Lemon and Thyme Sauce.
The Food Standards Agency has issued a complete recall of the product. The FSA has also warned that the dressing could lead to serious allergic reactions and health risks of anyone with an intolerance to egg. Any customer affected by the recall will be able to exchange for a replacement bottle or ask for a full refund.
What are the Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction to Egg?
If you suffer from any kind of food allergy to egg, then you should avoid this product until the all-clear is given. Some of the symptoms that you should look out for if you’ve already consumed Mary Berry Salad Dressing include:
- Tingling and Itching in the Mouth and Throat.
- Breaking Out in Hives and Eczema.
- Swelling of the Lips, Face, Tongue and Other Body Parts.
- Difficulty Breathing, Wheezing and Nasal Congestion.
- Abdominal Pains and Diarrhoea.
- Nausea and Vomiting.
- Severe Headaches, Dizziness, Light-Headedness and Fainting.
Can a Food Allergy Cause Anaphylaxis?
In some people, a severe food allergy can result in anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is possible following an allergic reaction to egg. The symptoms of anaphylaxis can include:
- Constriction of the Airways.
- Swollen Throat and Difficulty Breathing.
- Rapid Pulse.
- Anaphylactic Shock, with a Serious Drop in Blood Pressure.
- Dizziness, Light-Headedness and Loss of Consciousness.
If you do start to suffer from anaphylaxis, then emergency treatment is required. If this health concern goes untreated, it can cause you to enter a coma. In the worst cases, it can lead to death.
Who is Most Vulnerable to an Egg Food Allergy?
Egg allergies are most common in children, but they can occur in adults as well. If you, or your children, have an egg allergy and have consumed the salad dressing, then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. In some cases, reactions will be minor, but they can quickly progress into serious anaphylactic illnesses.
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