Lacey, WA (PRWEB) March 29, 2014
Nutriom LLC is a small, family-owned and operated company, founded by an immigrant who came to this country more than 30 years ago looking for opportunity. Nutriom has developed a new technology for dehydrating eggs using its unique, patent-pending drying technology. Nutriom produces a dehydrated egg (“Egg Crystals™”) that when mixed with water and cooked, functions and tastes just like fresh eggs. It is 100% all-natural, pure egg with no added chemicals or preservatives.
Nutriom has been operating its facility in Lacey, WA since 2003 under continuous, full-time inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In February of this year we conducted a voluntary recall of some of our products in response to a request from FSIS. The request was based upon irregularities in recordkeeping that were the responsibility of an individual no longer employed by the company. There were no suggestions of any food safety problems associated with the product, but we decided to fully cooperate with the agency.
On March 26, FSIS requested that we expand the recall. Today, we notified FSIS that we are conducting a partial recall expansion of six production lots. Although products from these lots were tested at an FSIS approved laboratory and found to be safe, we have determined that a technical, non-food safety related error, occurred. Based upon our research, we concluded that there is no scientific or legal basis for us to further expand the recall beyond these six lots. We presented FSIS with substantial supporting information on our production practices, including a series of laboratory test results from both private and federal government laboratories confirming microbiological safety. For reasons that remain unclear to us, these arguments were rejected by FSIS.
It is important to emphasize that Nutriom has never encountered even a suggestion of any injury or illnesses associated with consumption of its products. FSIS inspectors had a continuous presence during production since the company’s founding. Nutriom believes it would be doing a disservice to its customers to recall and destroy wholesome egg products under these circumstances.