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If you recently bought this brand almond milk, you might want to check the label

(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of FDA)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of FDA)

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.

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

“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,” according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Simply put: The product is safe, unless you’re allergic to milk.

The FDA said to date, “there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical treatment or hospitalization was not required.”

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

  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48H5 L1 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48H5 L2 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48H6 L1 51-4109
  • USE BY: SEP 02 18 (07:36 – 20:48H6 L2 51-4109

Also look for a Universal Product Code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel of the carton next to the nutrition facts.

Consumers who bought the affected item can return it to the store where it was bought to get a full refund or exchange, or visit here to complete an online form.

For questions call, 800-400-1522.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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