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Almond milk recalled because it may contain real milk


HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon cartons of its Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk as the product may contain milk, which is not listed on the label.

To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction, though medical treatment or hospitalization was not required. It’s unlikely (though unclear) that the real milk in the product was processed or handled according to state and federal dairy regulations.

Approximately 145,254 half-gallon cartons of the affected product were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in 28 states. The units recalled represent less than 0.8 percent of half-gallon containers of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze shipped by Hood in the last 12 months.

The recall only applies to the following product: refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk with a use-by date of September 2, 2018. To identify the affected product, consumers should look for the stamped information printed as:

  • 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

The product should also include a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts.

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 to complete a web form.

Tags: Dairy News, Food Safety, Food Allergies
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