American dairy company HP Hood LLC is recalling over 145,000 half-gallon cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk across the country, including Illinois, because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.
Those with an allergy or sensitivity to milk are at risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions if consuming the products. The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity.
To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical treatment or hospitalization was not required.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the units recalled represent less than 0.8 percent of half-gallon containers of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk shipped by Hood in the last twelve months.
The recall specifically applies to refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk with a use-by date of Sept. 2. 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
and a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts. Below is a photo of the affected product and stamped information on the carton.
Anyone 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.