150,000 cartons of almond milk are being recalled because they could contain cow’s milk

Nearly 150,000 half-gallon cartons of almond milk have been recalled because the product may contain real cow’s milk, which could create a dangerous situation for those with allergies.

The recall, voluntarily issued by HP Hood, covers certain containers of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk. The cartons were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, 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.

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The recall notes that the product is safe to drink for those not allergic to cow’s milk.

Affected products have a UPC barcode reading “41570 05621” and are labeled with the following “use by” dates:

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

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Visit HP Hood’s website for reimbursement information.

The almond milk recall comes on the heels of several other recent recalls of popular food items. About a week ago, Pepperidge Farm recalled four kinds of goldfish crackers over salmonella concerns.

In July, Mondelēz Global LLC recalled 16 different Ritz cracker products, including Ritz cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bits cheese, because of salmonella concerns.

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Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal was also recalled as a result of salmonella contamination. The company originally recalled the cereal on June 14, but the FDA issued another warning in July telling consumers not to eat the product.

“Retailers cannot legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal,” the agency said.

Honey Smacks
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Meanwhile, 163 McDonald’s customers in 10 states became ill as a result of a parasitic outbreak in lettuce. It was later reported that the contamination may have also affected certain products sold at Trader Joe’s, Walgreen’s and Kroger.

Trader Joe's Open New Store In Miami Area
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For more information, see our story about foods linked to ongoing outbreaks that could make you sick.

Written by Alex Hider for Scripps National Desk.

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