These Two Nut Milks Are Being Recalled Due To Mislabeling
Urban Remedy has issued a voluntary recall of 462 of its 16-ounce bottles of Almond Maca and Cacao Mocha nut milk, because they may contain undeclared almonds and cashews, according to an announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Individuals with an allergy or sensitivity to these tree nuts could have a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction if they unknowingly consume one of these products.
Because both of the products were mislabeled, they didn't mention the presence of the correct tree nut, an investigation found. Almond Maca labels incorrectly said the beverages contained almonds, but they actually contained cashews. Cacao Mocha labels incorrectly stated that the drinks contained cashews, whereas they contained almonds. The company's production and packaging process suffered a temporary breakdown, the announcement said. (Related: Here are The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.)
"In an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling a limited number of our products that contain potentially undeclared allergens," Paul Coletta, the company's CEO, said in the notice. "We're taking preventative action to keep our customers safe, although no customer complaints have been reported."
The recalled nut milk drinks were sold in 25 cities in California at Urban Remedy stores and other retailers, as well as online. They have a UPC code of 813377021093 and a use-by date of 3/11/2021. All have been removed from store shelves and online, but they could still potentially be in your refrigerator.
"If you purchased any of these products, please don't drink them if you any kind of reaction to these allergens," Coletta says. "Throw them out or return them to the store for a full refund."
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