The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of a popular almond milk brand across 28 states for potentially containing actual, undeclared milk inside of it.
More than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of potentially affected refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze were shipped to Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
One person is said to have suffered an allergic reaction connected to the undeclared milk allergen, but the federal agency said that person did not require hospitalization.
NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and others have been asking the FDA to enforce laws already on the books that require plant-based beverages such as Almond Breeze to refrain from using the word “milk” on the label specifically because they do not contain milk from a mammal.
Those who purchased affected Almond Breeze are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to mlive.com.