If you opt for nut milks as an alternative to dairy milk due to an allergy, a sensitivity, or ethical reasons, take note: almond milk from a popular brand may have been contaminated with cow's milk, and the manufacturer is issuing a recall.
Blue Diamond vanilla almond milk is being recalled "because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label," the FDA announced on Aug. 2. The recall is just for a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 liters) cartons of refrigerated vanilla almond milk. The almond milk is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity; the FDA revealed that so far, there has been one report of an allergic reaction, although medical treatment was not required.
The recall affects nearly 150,000 cartons shipped out to the following states: AL, AR, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI.
The contaminated cartons have a use-by date of Sept. 2, 2018, and will also have a universal product code (UPC barcode) of 41570 05621 on the side panel next to the nutrition facts.
The FDA urges customers who have purchased a milk-infested carton to return the product to the store where they bought it for a full refund or exchange. You can also fill out a form on bluediamond.com.