A type of Blue Diamond almond milk has been recalled because it might contain dairy.
The parent company of Blue Diamond, HP Hood, is recalling certain half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze. The affected products may contain cow’s milk — a problem not only for vegans, but for anyone who is allergic to dairy products.
“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 the Food and Drug Administration, which is working with the company on the product recall.
The company said there has been one report of an allergic reaction, but the person did not need medical treatment or hospitalization.
Almond milk is made by combining ground almonds with water, making it a dairy-free and vegan alternative to traditional cow’s milk. Here's how to make your own almond milk at home, if you are interested.
The recalled milk is perfectly safe to drink for those without allergies, but if you’re allergic or sensitive, it’s best to throw it out or return it.
About 145,254 of the cartons were shipped to 28 different states. The cartons have a use-by date of Sept. 2. You can check the FDA’s website for a list of product codes that are part of the recall.
The cartons were sent to retailers and wholesalers in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.