The FDA issued a recall yesterday for certain half-gallon cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because it was found to contain real milk. The issue involved 145,254 half-gallon cartons across 28 states.

“The FDA estimates 145,254 cartons were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. The 145,254 affected products make up only 0.8 percent of Vanilla Almond Breeze half-gallons shipped by Hood in the last year.”1

(If you don’t want to take a chance of this happening again, you could always make your own almond milk. See the video below.)

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Home made almond milk is a healthy and delicious plant-based alternative to traditional cows milk and super-easy to make!

This recall only applies to Vanilla Almond Breeze half-gallon cartons with a use-by date of Sept. 2, 2018, with a stamp like one of the following:2

  • 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

The Universal Product Code barcode on the side panel, next to nutrition facts, will read 41570 05621.3

If you bought the product it can be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund OR exchange. You can also visit the Blue Diamond website and complete an online form or call them at 1-800-400-1522 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

Sources and References

  1. Fox 8, August 3, 2018.
  2. Fox 8, August 3, 2018.
  3. Fox 8, August 3, 2018.