From the FARE Blog February 9, 2015: “In light of the recent outbreak of measles, which has now grown to more than 150 cases, we have been asked an increased number of questions about the safety of the MMR vaccine (measles-mumps-rubella) for patients with egg allergy. These questions stem from the fact that measles and mumps vaccine viruses are grown in chicken embryo fibroblasts. However, it is a misconception that the virus is grown inside of actual eggs….
While there have been very rare allergic reactions to the vaccine, these reactions are not believed to be caused by egg antigens, but by other components of the vaccine such as gelatin.”
It is sad, but sometimes food manufacturers make mistakes on their labels, or during processing, which allow an allergen to enter into a food product without it appearing on the label. Follow the link below to check for news on recalls of foods that accidentally contain eggs. Recent recalls have involved products including crackers, soups, cookies, candy and surprising things like cheese dip.