Following an urgent recall, some consumers may choose to forgo pancakes. Hovis Ltd. recalled some pancake mixes on July 20, after it was discovered that they contained an undeclared allergen. Ormo (Hovis Food Service Frozen Pancakes With Buttermilk Recalled) contain egg. This means that the pancakes could pose a potential life-threatening threat to some consumers.
The recall is a result of the United Kingdom. The UK’s Food Standards AgencyConsumers were notified via a notice about the recall. The recall affected Ormo Food Service Frozen Pancakes in Buttermilk. This recall was announced in a notice. All batch codes and products with Best Before dates are included in the recall. These dates can be found on the label at the box’s side. Hovis Ltd. has provided images of the recall product in a point–of-sale notice. You can view them here.
The recall notice states that the pancakes were recalled as a result. “the product contains egg making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.”The Mayo ClinicEgg allergy is a common allergy that affects children. The symptoms usually appear within a few hours of eating eggs or other foods containing eggs. Signs and symptoms “range from mild to severe and can include skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, vomiting, or other digestive problems.”Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening reaction caused by egg allergy in very rare instances. Even though egg allergy is most common in childhood, it can also occur in adulthood. “outgrow their egg allergy before adolescence.”
People with allergies or intolerances to eggs are advised to avoid the pancakes because of the potential health risks they pose. For a full refund, the products should be returned to their original place of purchase. The Food Standards Agency stated that the company had been refunded all of its purchase price. “has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organizations, which will tell their members about the recall”Customers have also been sent a point-of sale notice. Point-of-sale notifications inform customers about the recall and explain why it is being recalled. They also tell consumers what to do if the product is recalled. The notice did not mention whether any adverse reactions were reported in relation to the recalled pancakes.