HP Hood LLC, the Lynnfield, Mass. firm that produces Almond Breeze, said in a statement the product is safe to drink for people without a milk allergy, but could cause severe and even life-threatening reactions in those who do have the allergy.
“The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy,” the company said. “To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical attention was not required.”
The recall applies only to refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk with a use-by date of September 2, 2018. To identify recalled cartons, a UPC barcode of 41570 05621 is located on the side panel next to the nutrition facts.
Additionally, recalled cartons contain the following codes stamped on the containers: H5 L1 51-4109; H5 L2 51-4109; H6 L1 51-4109; and H6 L2 51-4109.
The recalled milk was distributed to retailers and wholesalers in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, 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.
If you purchased any of the recalled Almond Breeze and are concerned about a potential allergic reaction, you may return it to the place of purchase for a refund or exchange, or visit the Blue Diamond Website and fill out a form.
Source: The Washington Post