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WhiteWave recalls half-gallon containers of soymilk

Plant workers mixed up the carton packaging, the company stated. The recall is not because of contamination during the manufacturing process.

WhiteWave Foods today announced a voluntary recall of half-gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. The product was bottled in WhiteWave’s Dallas plant (48-0994). Plant workers mixed up the carton packaging, the company stated. The recall is not because of contamination during the manufacturing process.


WhiteWave Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almondmilk in Half Gallon Silk Light Original Soymilk Containers


People with an allergy or sensitivity to almond run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product, according to a statement issued by WhiteWave Foods. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the company.

The company stated it believes that fewer than 21,402 half gallon units of product were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The half-gallon containers are printed with “use by” dates of either June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 (printed as 06/22/14 or 06/23/14) on the front of the carton above the pour spout and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 25293 60101 on the back of the package. This recall only applies to the plant codes listed below.

  • 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
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4

Consumers should look for UPC information on the back of the individual half gallons and the lot codes on the front of the half gallon above the pour spout. Buyers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended businessthrough Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Central time. Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014 consumers with questions can contact the company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central time Monday through Friday.
 

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