Before you reach for that carton in your fridge, you’re going to want to check out a few things on the packaging.
Nearly 150,000 half-gallon cartons of almond milk have been recalled because the product may contain real cow’s milk, which could create a dangerous situation for those with allergies.
The company HP Hood LLC is now voluntarily recalling cartons of refrigerated Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk due to concerns that the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.
While the product is completely safe to drink to those without a sensitivity to dairy, those with severe dairy allergies could run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled milk.
The recall applies to Vanilla Almond Breeze milk with a ‘use-by date’ of September 2, 2018. The cartons in question have one of the following codes stamped on their cartons:
USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L1 51-4109
USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H5 L2 51-4109
USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L1 51-4109
USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48) H6 L2 51-4109
There has only been one report of a minor allergic reaction.
The recalled milk has been shipped to retailers in the following 28 states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
According to the FDA: Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the retail location where the purchase was made for a full refund or exchange, or visit http://www.bluediamond.com to complete a web form. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Diamond at 1-800-400-1522, Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM Eastern Time
Source: tiphero.com, simplemost.com