Popular almond milk recalled because it may contain real milk

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Dairy company HP Hood has issued a voluntary recall for Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain real milk.

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The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the recall covers 145,254 half-gallon cartons that were shipped to stores in 28 states. The recall amounts to less than 0.8% of all half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze shipped in the last 12 months.

In a news release, the FDA said the product is safe to consume for anyone who doesn’t have a milk allergy or sensitivity. There has been one report of an allergic reaction.

The product uses almonds supplied by Blue Diamond Growers, one of the largest almond providers worldwide.

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The recall applies to containers with a use-by date of Sept. 2, 2018 and a UPC barcode of 41570 05621 printed next to the nutrition facts. Consumers should look for the following information:

  • 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

Buyers can receive a refund or make an exchange by returning recalled cartons to the retail location where they made the purchase.

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