Nearly 150,000 Cartons of Almond Milk Are Being Recalled Because They May Contain Actual Milk

If you’re a fan of almond milk because you have a dairy allergy, listen up. Before you reach for that carton in your fridge, you’re going to want to check out a few things on the packaging.

In the latest recall news, the company HP Hood LLC is now voluntarily recalling cartons of refrigerated Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk due to concerns that the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. While the product is completely safe to drink to those without a sensitivity to dairy, those with severe dairy allergies could run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled milk.

The recall applies to Vanilla Almond Breeze milk with a ‘use-by date’ of September 2, 2018. The cartons in question have one of the following codes stamped on their cartons:

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

Almond MilkFDA

So far, there has only been one report of a minor allergic reaction. The recalled milk, however, has been shipped to retailers in the following 28 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
Wisconsin

According to the FDA:

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 http://www.bluediamond.com to complete a web form. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Diamond at 1-800-400-1522, Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM Eastern Time.