If you have yogurt in your fridge right now, it can be dangerous to your health. Yes, yogurt is a healthy and satisfying snack, but a popular brand sold in stores across the United States is now the subject of a new recall pointing to a potential danger lurking under the lid. Read on to find out which yoghurt is being pulled off the shelves, why it poses a danger, and what to do if you have it at home.
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Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt voluntarily recalls its 16-ounce mango yogurt cups.
With the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Washington-based company Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt is recalling its mango Greek yogurt 16-ounce cups because the contents may contain eggs that were not correctly declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs are at risk of having severe or even life-threatening allergic reactions if they eat this yogurt without realizing its true content. Fortunately, no illness or death has been reported so far.
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Recalled Ellenos Greek yogurt was sold in retail stores in Oregon and Washington.
The 16-ounce mango yogurt cups were distributed in retail stores around Oregon and Washington. If you think you may have purchased these items, check your refrigerator for that yogurt, which is packaged in a clear plastic container with a blue foil seal identified by the blue font on the front panel. The products of concern have UPC 8 57290 00612 6 and a “best before” date 28 November 2021, printed on the blue foil seal. You do not have to worry about other sizes or flavors from the Ellenos brand.
In a factory mix, the mango yogurt was confused with pumpkin yogurt.
The recall was initiated when some of the 16-ounce cups believed to be mango turned out to contain dark brown puree instead of what should have been light yellow mango puree. After an internal investigation, the company concluded that the mango yogurt cups were inadvertently filled with pumpkin yogurt. And this posed a labeling problem for allergy sufferers because the mango yogurt cup does not indicate eggs used in the pumpkin yogurt.
In a statement announcing the recall, Ellenos CEO said John Tucker said, “Today we learned about the mislabeling and immediately contacted the FDA, our distributors and retail partners of the mislabeling and to notify of an immediate recall of 16-ounce mangoes. We take the health and safety of our consumers incredibly seriously and wanted to remove the mislabelled product. from the market as soon as possible. “
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Here’s what to do if you have the recalled Ellenos yogurt.
Consumers with egg allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product should not eat it. Throw it out or return it to the store where you got it, to get a full refund. If you have any other questions, please contact Ellenos at 206-535-7562 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
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