Boulder Brands Recalls Earth Balance Mac & Cheese Products Due to Possible Dairy Allergen Contamination

people with a dairy allergy run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume Either product

mac and cheese label / Boulder Brands Recalls Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese Due to Possible Dairy Allergen Contamination
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December 16, 2016

Boulder Brands is recalling Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Boulder Brands initiated the recall after being informed by consumers that the product may contain a dairy allergen. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume either product.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was made aware of this recall after several consumers reported allergic reactions, suggesting the presence of a dairy allergen.

The recalled products were distributed nationally. All affected distributors and retail customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.

All products expiring in 2017 are being recalled. The recalled items can be identified by the code embossed on the bottom of the package. The 17 in the code identifies product that will expire in 2017.

To view the full details of the recalled products, click here.

No other Earth Balance products or any other products produced by Boulder Brands are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have an allergy to dairy should not consume these products. Instead affected products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Boulder Brands at (888) 299-7646.

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