Voluntary recall issued for some Silk soy milk half-gallon cartons

Recalled Silk soy milk product may contain almond milk, which was not labeled on packaging.
By Danielle Haynes  |  May 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 19 (UPI) -- WhiteWave Foods on Monday issued a voluntary recall of half-gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because the packages may contain almond milk.

The inclusion of almond milk, not declared on the product's packaging, may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction to consumers who have sensitivities to almond, a release from WhiteWave Foods said.

"The product recall is taking place due to an inadvertent error related to using the wrong carton packaging," the release said. "It is not due to contamination in the manufacturing process."

Fewer than 21,402 half-gallon packages of the soy milk were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The affected cartons of soy milk have "use by" dates of June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 and a Universal Product Code of 25293 60101. Only products with the following plant codes were affected: 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 1; 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 2; 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 3; and 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4.

"Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange," the release said.

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