Vanilla Almond Breeze milk has been recalled because it may contain cow’s milk.
The half-gallon refrigerated cartons are being recalled over fears that people who bought the so-called milk alternative to avoid dairy allergies will have those allergies triggered by the cow’s milk that may have gotten into the cartons.
“HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label,” stated the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an alert. “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.”
About 145,000 cartons have been recalled, from 28 states.
Those states are: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, 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.
People who bought one or more of the cartons in those states should check the cartons and look for the use-by date.
The recalled cartons have a use-by date of Sept. 2, 2018.
The cartons will also have a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts, according to the agency.
The milk is safe to drink for those who don’t have dairy allergies but anyone who wants to can return it to the retail location where they purchased it for a full refund or exchange.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Blue Diamond at 1-800-400-1522.