Salad Dressings
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There are many ways to jazz up your lunchtime salad. Sprinkle over some toasted nuts. Stir in some crunchy homemade croutons. And of course, drizzle on a tasty salad dressing. But before you do that last one, check to see it hasn’t recently been recalled. Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling a small number of its Wish-Bone Thousand Island and Chunky Blue Cheese salad dressings. The popular varieties were found to contain egg, despite it not being disclosed on the product label, the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported.

If you are yet to whip one up yourself, a traditional Thousand Island dressing is typically made up of a symphony of ketchup, sweet pickle relish, paprika, yellow onion, and mayonnaise. When it comes to blue cheese dressing, lemon juice, sour cream, blue cheese, parsley, and mayonnaise are combined to create this crowd-pleaser. While mayonnaise is traditionally made using egg yolks, these Wish-Bone bottled dressings are not meant to contain egg, in that it has not been listed on the ingredients.

This means that people with an allergy to egg are at risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these dressings. According to the Mayo Clinic, egg allergy reactions vary according to the individual but do occur soon after consumption. Some symptoms can include: signs of asthma such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, inflamed skin or hives, a congested or runny nose, cramps, nausea, and vomiting. When it comes to severe egg allergies, a reaction can include anaphylaxis, a life-threatening situation that requires an instant shot of adrenaline. Signs of anaphylaxis can include a swollen throat, a quickening pulse, shock, dizziness, lightheadedness, and abdominal pain. Fortunately, there have been no reported reactions to these dressings yet. Conagra is currently working with related retailers to ensure the recalled varieties are stripped from shelves as soon as possible.

If you need to double-check which dressings have been affected, we have rounded up the specific ones below:

  1. Wish-Bone® THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING, 15 oz – BEST BY JAN312023, BEST BY
  2. FEB012023
  3. Wish-Bone® THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING, 24 oz – BEST BY FEB112023
  4. Wish-Bone® CHUNKY BLUE CHEESE DRESSING, 24 oz – BEST BY NOV092022

If you have any other Wish-Bone dressings on hand, fear not, it’s only these specific products being recalled. If you have purchased any of the above-mentioned products, you can throw them out (even if you don’t have an egg allergy, you never know if it might be served to someone with one) or return the products to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

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