With Easter and Good Friday just around the corner, a local manufacturer has released an important consumer health bulletin. On Friday, March 27th, Silver Lake Cookie Company, located in Islip, NY, announced that it will be issuing a voluntary recall of all lots of Silver Lake brand Easter Egg Cookies.
The company announced that its Easter Egg cookies will be voluntarily recalled due to the possibility of serious allergic reactions among consumers with an allergy to eggs. According to a Press Release from the Food and Drug Administration, the Silver Lake cookie packages were not properly labeled to warn consumers of this potentially serious health risk. The release states that consumers with a “severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these cookies.”
• According to the Center for Disease Control, severe food allergies are a serious public health concern affecting an estimated 4-6% of children in the United States.
• Eight foods or food groups account for 90% of serious allergic reactions in the U.S.
• The most common sources of severe food allergies are milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts (including almonds, cashews, pecans and walnuts.)
If you, your child or a loved one suffers from a severe food allergy, it is vitally important to be aware of the early warning signs of anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis is a sudden and severe reaction to an allergen that can cause swelling, skin irritation, and in the most severe cases, even death. Here are some warning signs to look out for when dealing with an individual with severe food allergies.
If your child notifies you of any of the following sensations, it is crucial to call a health professional immediately:
• Burning, itching or tingling of the tongue.
• Tightness or swelling of the lips.
• Feeling of something caught in the throat.
• The tongue feeling full or heavy.
• Itching or tingling of the ears or face.
Food manufacturers have a responsibility to properly inform customers of all ingredients in every one of their products. Mislabeling or omitting a potentially serious allergen poses a significant public health risk. When a manufacturer fails to provide the proper consumer warnings, they put their customers at risk and must be held accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness due to a defective or improperly labeled product, call the New York and New Jersey Product Liability attorneys of Fellows Hymowitz Rice right away at 845-639-9300. When you call our firm, you will receive a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a compassionate legal expert that will help you understand the details of your case.
Our experienced Defective Product lawyers know how to stand up to large manufacturers and insurance companies to ensure you get the full and fair compensation for your serious injuries. We are here to hold manufacturers, whether big or small, accountable for injuring innocent users of defective products. Our goal is to make sure our clients are fairly and justly compensated for their injuries and economic losses.
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