The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert following the refusal of Nutriom LLC, of Lacey, Washington, to expand an earlier recall to include an additional 118,541 pounds of processed egg products that may be unfit for human consumption.
The alert covers a total of 13 processed egg products shipped nationwide and sold in consumer-sized packages or sent to co-packers to be incorporated into consumer-sized packages. The original recall was initiated on 15 February and included 226,710 pounds of egg products manufactured between May 2013 and January 2014. FSIS requested that the additional products should be included in the recall, but Nutriom declined to do so. FSIS is therefore taking action to remove them from sale.
According to the FSIS statement, the processed egg products are considered unfit for human consumption because the company allegedly recorded false laboratory testing results. In some cases negative results were allegedly reported for Salmonella when the test results were actually positive, or test results were reported when no testing had actually occurred.
The public health alert can be found in full here.